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Registered nurses and Advanced practice nurses, play a huge roll when it comes to health care and policy changes. One of the
ways RNs and APRNS make head way, is by being a part of the American Nurses Association (ANA), or something similar. Being a
part of a bigger organization would give them more of advantage and a louder voice. Additionally, health care organizations are in
the favor of the nurse, so a push for policy changes, would make it easier in their favor. Another way nurses make an impact, is by
expressing their beliefs, at their workplace. Being a nurse, makes you already a great role model. But being a nurse and good one,
now thats tough to find. A good nurse knows who her place, and looks out for others and does not think about themselves. Making
them leaders and giants in their industry. With this, they can push for change and help with hospital programs in their workplace if
needed. Like helping to develop fall programs for patients, or creating a charge nurse committee for the units.
Now with these advantages, comes greater obstacles. One of the issues, would be to try and get accepted into a health care
organization. Whether it be membership fees, issues with your nursing license in the past, or the simple fact of getting chosen.
Sometimes trying to become a member is not a very task and it becomes a complex process. Another issue, would be having your
voice heard and having it fall on deaf ears, at the work place. For example, what is the point of fighting for your unit, when the staff
it self, only looks out for themselves and it does not make you feel like you are part of a team. Then, having bad management who
only care about the unit numbers and the unit budget. Making you feel like no matter how hard you try, you can always be
In order to overcome these challenges, like any good relationship, their has to be trust and above all, communication. Voicing
your opinion on items or procedures you do not agree with. If you are not heard by your own manager, then take it to the next
level. You did not work this hard to achieve this nursing license, to risk it for a policy or a procedure that you believe is not ethical.
With it, more training for veteran and future nurses, should be implemented. To be given the opportunity to be aware of new
changes or medications, that will affect their place of work. Additionally, having great leadership and courage to speak up for the
unit staff and the safety of patients.
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