Pediatric-focused APRNs as Health Policy Experts: Using Clinical Outcomes to Drive Sustainable Policy Changes

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20. This course is a record presentation for NAPNAP's 2024 National Conference. 

The role of pediatric-focused APRNs has taken on an increasing focus on non-clinical contributions to care, including political activism and advocacy. Despite this growing focus, many APRNs feel ill-equipped, not qualified or simply not empowered to take on this role. The intersection between health equity and health policy is a critical moment of influence for pediatric-focused APRNs as well as advocating for the viability of our profession. This presentation will provide an introduction to the legislative process as well as provide an opportunity for participants to analyze health policy under applicable policy frameworks.

This archived presentation from our 2024 national conference is available as part of a bundle of courses recorded during our 2024 conference in Denver, CO. Purchase the conference bundle to be enrolled in the full library of 2024 conference sessions, and earn up to 27 NAPNAP Contact Hours, 5.5 Pharmacology,1.25 Psychopharmacology and 2.5 Controlled Substance. 

This continuing education activity is offered at a member-only discounted rate of $199, a cost-savings of more than $60. Non-members may purchase this bundle for $500. Great news - You can join NAPNAP before purchasing to save more than $300. To see the complete listing of courses included in the 2024 conference bundle, click here.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live session from NAPNAP 2024 national conference in Denver, CO. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

Define the legislative process and key spheres or moments of influence from advanced practice providers.
Discuss the difference between advocacy and lobbying.
Conduct a policy analysis using the key tenets of efficacy, efficiency, and equity.
Apply a policy framework(s) to a provided health policy and make suggestions for change/improvement.

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Ashleigh F. Bowman, DNP, RN, CRNP, CPNP-AC, SANE-A, SANE-P

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