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A. Interview a nursing policy leader and discuss the following questions: 1) Wh

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A. Interview a nursing policy leader and discuss the following questions:
1) What motivated you to seek the position?
2) What specific nursing/health issues are important to her/his position and why? What work is she/he engaged in to address these issues? What advice does she/he have for nurses interested in policy advancement? (Be prepared to discuss a specific area of concern to you). At least one additional question/point of your own design.
*This interview should be approximately 20 minutes. One may include more than one additional question and should follow up on questions as appropriate.
**Please inform the interviewee that you will be submitting the content of the interview as part of an assigned paper. Please ask for permission to have the option of citing the interviewee in class forums.
B. Provide a (3-4 page, double-spaced) documentation of the interview with commentary that includes reflections and critical analysis on the process and the information obtained. The commentary may be interwoven in the documentation of the interview or may be added at the end of the document.
Grading Criteria:
1. Ability to elicit informative answers from interviewee [50%]
2. Your reflections and critical analysis on the process and information [50%]
Alternative Contact Assignment: (this is an alternative in lieu of above Contact Assignment – the due is still the same).
A. As an alternative to a real interview (phone or video) with a health policy leader, one may “interview” a nursing policy organization by accessing and reading relevant online material of and about this organization.* Please choose from the American Nurses Association (ANA), The American Academy of Nursing (AAN), or the American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP).*
B. Please investigate and respond to the following points:
• What is the stated mission of the organization? Please reflect and write on this mission as it relates to health policy
• What specific nursing/health issues are important to this organization and why? (choose those you wish to highlight – do not need to cover all)
• What work is the organization engaged in to address policy issues around COVID-19? How is the organization doing this work?
• How might nurses who are interested in policy advancement get involved with the work of this organization? (you might discuss one specific area of concern to you)
• At least one additional point/question of your own design.
C. Provide a (2-4 page, double-spaced) documentation of the “interview”/investigation with commentary that includes reflections and critical analysis on the information obtained and the way in which information was presented. The commentary may be interwoven in the documentation of the “interview”/investigation or may be added at the end of the document.
Grading Criteria:
1. Ability to elicit informative answers from interviewee [50%]
2. Your reflections and critical analysis on the process and information [50%]
*I am providing the following links to get you started. They are all focused on COVID-19 issues and include the ANA, AAN and AACN. There is also a link from the CDC that may give important content. You should look for up to date information from these sources, and are encouraged to search more broadly for context as needed.
ANA:
https://www.nursingworld.org/
https://anacapitolbeat.org/2020/03/18/ana-policy-and-government-affairs-march-18-update-on-covid-19/
AAN:
https://www.aannet.org/home
https://www.aannet.org/news/coronavirus
AANP:
https://www.aanp.org/
https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/open-letter-to-the-national-governors-association
https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/aanp-statement-on-administration-meeting-supporting-nursing-community-coronavirus-response
CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html
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