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Authors

  1. VandeWaa, Elizabeth A. PhD
  2. Turnipseed, David L. PhD
  3. Lawrence, Sherry DNP, RN

Abstract

Despite the availability of the political process, it has not been used optimally by nurses to improve negative issues facing the profession. This study indicates that nurses are generally not astute regarding the political process and are not significantly involved. Nurse leaders have an opportunity to educate and motivate nurses to be formidable participants in the political process, champion the healthcare agenda, and propound policy efforts to improve patient care and the nursing profession.