During NP clinical practicum experiences, we identify, as nurses, many health care issues that need to be addressed at the local, state, or national level. Addressing the need for change in health care policy is now an intricate part of your role as a social change agent.
Consider the health care issues and deficits you have recognized in your professional practice.
Identify a change needed in your community in health care policy and discuss how you could impart change during your career as an NP.
Consider your future as a NP and what your nursing legacy will be. How will you impart Social Change?
Write 1 to 2 pages paper on a change needed in your community and an explanation for how you will begin to implementimpart change during your career as an NP. Then, consider your future as a NP and what your nursing legacy will be, share with your colleagues a brief explanation of what your nursing legacy will be and how will you impart Social Change.
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