By Jackie Russell
MNA Nursing Practice and Regulatory Affairs Specialist
MNA offers nurses many opportunities to expand your patient advocacy beyond the bedside by getting involved in your union at the bargaining unit, state, and national levels.
You can also speak up for patients in the public arena. MNA provides many avenues for you to help candidates who support nurse issues, and influence public policy through contacting your elected officials, participating in events like the Feb. 11-12 Day on the Hill, and testifying at hearings.
There’s another opportunity for nurses to advocate: serve on an advisory state board or commission involved in nursing or healthcare issues.
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