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Changes in Political Astuteness After a Health Systems and Policy Course
Nurse Educator
  • Janet Primomo, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Publication Date
10-1-2007
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Political advocacy, an integral part of the nursing role, requires knowledge of the policy process and skills. Few studies describe the influence of nursing education on political competence. This study examined political astuteness in graduate students before and after a required course in health policy. Students reported significantly higher political astuteness scores after the course. Academic preparation in health policy can increase the knowledge and skills that nurses need to effectively advocate for healthcare change.

DOI
10.1097/01.NNE.0000299480.54506.44
Version
pre-print, post-print with 12 month embargo, no publisher's pdf
Citation Information
Janet Primomo. "Changes in Political Astuteness After a Health Systems and Policy Course" Nurse Educator Vol. 32 Iss. 6 (2007) p. 260 - 264
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet_primomo/4/