Please see attachment for instructions and resources for this assignment 

APA format

References must be scholarly peer review

Intext citation

A purpose statement and a conclusion

Plagiarism free and Turnitin received

At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources are used see attachment and links provided for those resources, the book is also provided as and attachment

Assignment: Legislation Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement

As a nurse, how often have you thought to yourself, If I had anything to do about it, things would work a little differently? Increasingly, nurses are beginning to realize that they do, in fact, have a role and a voice.

Many nurses encounter daily experiences that motivate them to take on an advocacy role in hopes of impacting policies, laws, or regulations that impact healthcare issues of interest. Of course, doing so means entering the less familiar world of policy and politics. While many nurses do not initially feel prepared to operate in this space effectively, the reward is the opportunity to shape and influence future health policy.

To Prepare:

1. Select a bill that has been proposed (not one that has been enacted) using the congressional websites provided in the Learning Resources. https://www.congress.gov/

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Legislation Grid; 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement)

Be sure to add a title page, an introduction, purpose statement, and a conclusion. This is an APA paper.

Part 1: Legislation Grid

Based on the health-related bill (proposed, not enacted) you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:

1. Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.

1. Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.

1. Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.

1. Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?

Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:

1. Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.

1. Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.

1. At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources are used.

See separated attachment for template, and other resources to be use for this assignment this web sited can qualify as school provided resources.

https://www.house.gov/

https://www.congress.gov/

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (20

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Legislation Grid Template

Use this document to complete Part 1 of the Module 2 Assessment
Legislation Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Health-related Bill Name



Bill Number



Description

Federal or State?



Legislative Intent



Proponents/ Opponents

Proponents:



Opponents:

Target Population

Status of the bill (Is it in hearings or committees?)

General Notes/Comments



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NANCy M. short, drPh, MBA, BsN, rN, FAAN

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