• Readings
  • Buppert, C. (2018). Nurse practitioner’s business practice and legal guide (6th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Joel, L. A. (2018). Advanced practice nursing: Essentials for role development (4th ed). F.A. Davis Company.

·      Refer back to the AANP standards of practice and the APRN specialty competency related to professional advancement and development initiatives needed by the student or the state, pulling everything together learned thus far about the state in which the student will practice. State of Practice is Massachusetts (https://www.aanp.org/advocacy/advocacy-resource/position-statements/standards-of-practice-for-nurse-practitioners)

Instructions for assignment

Considering everything that you have learned in this course, submit a letter that you have written to your state senator or representative to advocate for a professional issue that is relevant to your state of practice. First locate your U. S. senators, U.S. representative, and state legislator using the search links below. Using the information from the last module on the issues identified by your state professional organization advocacy team, write a letter to one of your members of the U.S. Congress and your state legislator.

In these letters identify:

  • the issue
  • why it is an issue
  • how it affects patient care and outcomes
  • how it restricts practice
  • a suggestion for removing such barriers

Use information learned from this class as well as information provided to you by your classmates from different states to provide an argument for change. Submit your draft letters for this assignment. Your faculty will provide feedback, so that you can strengthen the letters prior to mailing. State is Massachusetts.

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Find your U.S. House Representative

Find your State Legislator


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