LEGISLATION GRID AND TESTIMONY/ADVOCACY STATEMENT

As a nurse, how often have you thought to yourself,  If I had anything to do about it, things would work a little differently? Increasingly, nurses are beginning to realize that they do, in fact, have a role and a voice.

Many nurses encounter daily experiences that motivate them to take on an advocacy role in hopes of impacting policies, laws, or regulations that impact healthcare issues of interest. Of course, doing so means entering the less familiar world of policy and politics. While many nurses do not initially feel prepared to operate in this space effectively, the reward is the opportunity to shape and influence future health policy.

RESOURCES

 

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity. Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 

To Prepare:

· Select a bill that has been proposed (not one that has been enacted) using the congressional websites provided in the Learning Resources.

The Assignment: (1- to 2-page Legislation Grid; 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement)

Be sure to add a title page, an introduction, purpose statement, and a conclusion. This is an APA paper.

Part 1: Legislation Grid

Based on the health-related bill (proposed, not enacted) you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:

· Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.

· Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.

· Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.

· Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?

Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Based on the health-related bill you selected, develop a 1-page Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement that addresses the following:

· Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.

· Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.

· Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.

· At least 2 outside resources and 2-3 course specific resources are used.

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 4

Submit your completed legislation grid and testimony/advocacy statement.

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Rubric

NURS_6050_Module02_Week04_Assignment_Rubric

NURS_6050_Module02_Week04_Assignment_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFederal and State LegislationPart 1: Legislation GridBased on the health- related bill you selected, complete the Legislation Grid Template. Be sure to address the following:• Determine the legislative intent of the bill you have reviewed.• Identify the proponents/opponents of the bill.• Identify the target populations addressed by the bill.• Where in the process is the bill currently? Is it in hearings or committees?

35 to >31.0 pts

Excellent

The response clearly and accurately summarizes in detail the legislative intent of the health- related bill. …The response accurately identifies in detail the proponents and opponents of the health-related bill. …The response accurately identifies in detail the populations targeted by the health-related bill. …The response clearly and thoroughly describes in detail the current status of the health- related bill.

31 to >27.0 pts

Good

The response accurately summarizes the legislative intent of the health-related bill. …The response accurately identifies the proponents and opponents of the health-related bill. …The response accurately identifies the populations targeted by the health-related bill. …The response accurately describes the current status of the health-related bill.

27 to >24.0 pts

Fair

The response vaguely or inaccurately summarizes the legislative intent of the health-related bill. …The response vaguely or inaccurately identifies the proponents and opponents of the health-related bill. …The response vaguely or inaccurately identifies the populations targeted by the health-related bill. …The response vaguely or inaccurately describes the current status of the health-related bill.

24 to >0 pts

Poor

Summary of the legislative intent of the health-related bill is vague and inaccurate or is missing. …Identification of the proponents and opponents of the health-related bill are vague and inaccurate or is missing. …Identification of the populations targeted by the health-related bill is vague and inaccurate or is missing. …The description of the current status of the health- related bill is vague and inaccurate or is missing.

 

35 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement• Advocate a position for the bill you selected and write testimony in support of your position.• Explain how the social determinants of income, age, education, or gender affect this legislation.• Describe how you would address the opponent to your position. Be specific and provide examples.

40 to >35.0 pts

Excellent

Testimony clearly, accurately, and thoroughly provides statements that fully justifies a position for a health-related bill…. Response provides a detailed, thorough, and logical explanation of the social determinant affecting the topic, and how to address opponents to the position for the health-related bill and includes one or more clear and accurate supporting examples.

35 to >31.0 pts

Good

Testimony clearly and accurately provides statements that somewhat justifies a position for a health-related bill. …Response provides an accurate explanation of the social determinant affecting the topic, and how to address opponents to the position for the health-related bill and may include at least one supporting example.

31 to >27.0 pts

Fair

Testimony used to justify a position for a health-related bill is vague or inaccurate. …Explanation of how to address the opponents and social determinant for the position for the health-related bill is vague or inaccurate, lacks logic, and/or the supporting examples are vague or inaccurate.

27 to >0 pts

Poor

Testimony used to justify a position for a health-related bill is vague and inaccurate, incomplete, or is missing. …Explanation of how to address the opponents and social determinant for the position for the health-related bill is vague and inaccurate or is missing.

 

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferences

10 to >8.0 pts

Excellent

Response includes 3 or more course resources and 2 or more outside sources.

8 to >7.0 pts

Good

Response includes 2-3 course resources and 2 outside sources.

7 to >6.0 pts

Fair

Response includes fewer than 2 course resources and/or fewer than 2 outside resources.

6 to >0 pts

Poor

Response includes 2 or fewer resources.

 

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and OrganizationParagraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, low logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas.Sentences are carefully focused– neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity…. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. …Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive

3 to >2.0 pts

Fair

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time. …Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.

2 to >0 pts

Poor

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. …Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is incomplete or missing.

 

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting: English Writing StandardsCorrect grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to >2.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

2 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

 

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting: The paper follows correct APA format for title page, font, spacing, indentations, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.

3 to >2.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.

2 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥5) APA format errors.

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