APN role as an advocate

-Based on your experiences and readings, analyze the roles, empowerment of patients, and values needed to be an effective nurse advocate and policy player.
-Discuss the APN role as a change agent.
-Provide an example of a time that you have acted as an advocate or a situation that you are familiar with that involved an APN acting as an advocate. (**use any story).
-Additionally, address how the APN role is implemented at an organizations, state, and national level.
-The text discusses the limited evidence base for the credibility of advocacy, in your opinion does it work?
Why or why not? Support your thoughts with evidence.

***Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.
***Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

****Use the following sources but not required: (Text book)
Buppert, C. (2014). Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, 5th Edition.
Chapter 6

Hamric, A., Hanson, C., Tracy, M. and O’Grady, E. (2014). Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach. Fifth Edition. Elsevier. ISBN 978-1-4557-3980-6.
Chapters 7-11, 21, and 22

(Links to an external site.)
Garland Baird, L. M., & Miller, T. (2015). Factors influencing evidence-based practice for community nurses. British Journal Of Community Nursing, 20(5), 233-242. Doi:10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.5.233.

Young T, Rohwer A, Volmink J, Clarke M (2014) What Are the Effects of Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC)? Overview of Systematic Reviews. PLoS ONE 9(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086706.

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