A group of College of Nursing faculty attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Invitational Policy Faculty Symposium in Washington, DC, December 3-4. The Symposium is part of an initiative by AACN to promote greater engagement of nurses in the health policy arena and develop leaders.
Faculty from across the nation engaged in a day and half dialogue where they discussed the current state and future implications of health policy education in schools of nursing. Participants heard from experts within the field of health policy, advocacy, and research.
“In many ways the nursing profession is ahead of other disciplines in understanding how important health policy is in the advocacy work nurses do for patients and the public. I was delighted policy education has become a priority initiative for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as it explores how policy can best be integrated into nursing education at every level,” said Tom Stenvig, College of Nursing Associate Professor.