What does it take to run for elected office? What are the resources you may need?

    January 11, 2024

What is the potential impact of nurses holding elected office? How might healthcare policy advocacy change if nurses are seated at the table?聽
For this Discussion, you will consider what it takes to run for an elected office, as well as explore what is at stake for nurses to run for these positions. You will identify nurses elected to public office, and you will consider the impact of these positions. How might learning about policy and advocacy pave the wave for a future as an elected official?


路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Review resources about running for elected office.聽
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Consider what it might take鈥攊ncluding resources, manpower, education, money, etc.鈥攖o run for office.聽
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Research nurses who have become elected officials.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Consider why nurses might consider running for office.


Post聽a response detailing the following:聽
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 What does it take to run for elected office? What are the resources you may need?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 After determining what it takes to run for office, identify an elected official that is a nurse (anywhere in the world), and then provide an introduction, with a picture, for this official.聽
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Finally, explain why running for office is important for nurses to consider.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Dawes, D. E. (2020).聽The political determinants of health. Johns Hopkins University Press.
o聽聽 Chapter 4, 鈥淗ow the Game is Played: Successful Employment of the Political Determinants of Health鈥 (pp. 78鈥111)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Porche, D. J. (2023).聽Health policy: Applications for nurses and other healthcare professionals聽(3rd ed.). Jones

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