nurse patient staffing ratios

Using the article(s) below, develop a plan for influencing votes of legislators on nurse patient staffing ratios.

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Aiken, L.H., Sloane, D.M., Cimiotti, J.P., Clarke, S.P., Flynn, L., Seago, J.A., Spetz, J., & Smith, H. (2010, April 9). Implications of the California nurse staffing mandate for other states. Health Services Research. Retrieved from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j…

AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees. (2016, May). Fact sheet: Safestaffing ratios: Benefiting nurses & patients. (PDF BELOW)

http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No1Jan07/tpc32_216091.html

1. Using the Abood article as a reference, discuss the strategies and/or the “power(s)” YOU would use professionally and/or personally as a nurse to persuade a busy legislator. Use “I would/will…” terminology,” NOT “the nurse/nurses” or “you” terminology (referring to the reader).

2. How would you prepare YOURSELF, i.e., more education, organization memberships, etc.? Be specific.

3. How would YOU involve other nurses and potential patients (the public) in your strategies. i.e. petitions, meetings, social media, etc.? Be specific.3. How would YOU involve other nurses and potential patients (the public) in your strategies. i.e. petitions, meetings, social media, etc.? Be specific.

PAGE 2 HEADING: [Level 1] State Legislator Information Sheet ONE PAGE ONLY

1. Using the Module 6 readings as references (Aiken et al.; AFL-CIO; Kinnaird), compose a one (1) page state legislator information sheet on nurse-patient staffing ratios for a busy legislator who will only have time to read one page. Use at least 6-8 bullet point statements to be convincing

2. Begin the information sheet with a brief (1-2 sentences) introduction to the state legislator explaining the purpose for the bullet point statements below.

3. Bullet points ( ● ) are brief (1-2 short sentences), pertinent, accurate, research and/or data based statements. Bullet point statements can easily be inserted into a document using MS WORD. NOTE: Citations are required for each of the bullet point statements.

4. Focus on benefits to patients/families. The state legislator will only support proposed legislation if it ultimately benefits his/her voters (patients/families); if nurses’ health or nurses’ workplace environments are mentioned, the ultimate goal should always be to benefit patients/families.


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