Nursing Students Participate in Legislative and Policy Advocacy
On May 1, seventy-four senior nursing students and six faculty participated in legislative and policy advocacy in Harrisburg, PA. Students met with representatives from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) to discuss the state legislative lobbying process and the nurse’s role in impacting clients and the profession. PSNA Chief Executive Officer, Betsy Snook, and PSNA Director of Government Affairs, Keven Busher offered real-life roundtable discussions surrounding current legislative priorities such as safe staffing and registered nurse delegation. Students met with Senator John Gordner (R-27th) and also Karen Coates, Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House Turzai. To end the day, Senator Gordner gave a guided tour of the Capitol Building to a group of students and faculty and discussed his support for nurses and student nurses in his district and in the Commonwealth.