As an elective course for their PhD in nursing program, four doctoral students participated in the June 2004 12th annual George Mason University (GMU) Washington Health Policy Institute. This unique educational offering included presentations and interaction with nursing and health policy leaders and discussion of health policy issues with legislators. Participants were able to incorporate newly acquired health policy skills into their current professional nursing roles and stay connected with other like-minded colleagues who attended the Summer Health Policy Institute. They left believing that they can positively affect current health policy issues by taking an informed, proactive stance and supporting political action committees. Their nursing expertise and knowledge of patients makes them important players in the health policy-making arena. The GMU Washington Health Policy Institute proved to be a premier policy learning experience. It provided these nurses with the opportunity to learn from and network with leading health policy experts.
- George Mason’s Washington Health Policy Summer Institute
- health legislation
- learning about health policy
- political strategies for health care advocates
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects