1. create a PowerPoint presentation of 6 slides, 3 slides for each in which you compare the pros and cons of continuing nursing education related to the following:
- Impact on knowledge and attitudes.
- Relationship to professional certification.
Should continuing nursing education be mandatory for all nurses? Support your position with rationale.
A minimum of three scholarly souces are required for this assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
2) As you have discovered through this course, nurses are influential members of the community and the political system. Therefore, for the purposes of this assignment you will identify a problem or concern in your community, organization, etc. that has the capacity to be legislated. You will conduct research and state a proposal. Through the legislative process, your proposal for the problem or concern may influence an idea for change into a law.
First, refer to the How a Bill Becomes a Law media.
Then, view the Bill to Law Process to watch the scenario.
After viewing the scenario, refer to the Legislative Assignment. You will need to save the document first in order to use it.
Submit the assignment to the instructor. You also reserve the right to submit your completed proposal to the respective government official. However, this is optional. If you select to submit your proposal as a part of the legislative process, refer to Find Your Representative or research the contact information on your own.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
How a Bill Becomes a Law Scenario
Introduction (Setting the Stage)
You are working in the emergency room of a local hospital. Two children are rushed in with multiple
injuries including broken bones and lacerations to the head. You learn that the children were riding on
the front row of a school bus when a car made an illegal turn in front of the bus causing the bus driver to
You decide to research similar incidents and notice this is a common occurrence both in the state and
nationally. You are also aware of a legislative bill in your state last year to have seatbelts placed on all
school buses, but it did not pass; in fact, the bill never progressed past the House Transportation
Committee which meant that the bill died in committee.
Here is an example of the path a bill has to take to become a law in the state of Indiana. The process is
very similar in other states. Notice how easy it is for a bill to die along the way.
As a constituent of your state and a concerned health care provider, you find yourself troubled that such
an important bill focused on child safety would not even pass through its first committee. You decide
that if the recommendations to the bill were changed to require seatbelts for those only sitting in the
front seats of the bus, the bill might have a better chance of passing. So you discuss the idea with
several colleagues and they agree that it would be worth perusing. You do not know how to move this
initiative forward so you start exploring. You find out that the idea for a bill can begin with a legislator
(elected government official), state agency, business, lobbyist, state-nursingassociation, or a citizen like
you! You find out that Mr. Thomas Jones is your representative to the state legislature, and you realize
that he is a parent in your school district.
Putting Your Plan Into Action:
Mr. Jones has been very active in the community. He has three young children who ride the school bus.
You see him at a PTAmeeting and decide to mention your idea to him. Mr. Jones tells you he is
interested in your idea but needs to know more information; how many people feel the same way and
how much background information can you give him. He informs you that he will consider supporting
the idea if you obtain 1,500 names on a petition from the district and fill out his legislative worksheet for
new ideas. You get your friends to canvas the neighborhood where the incident occurred. Within days,
you have more than 2,000 signatures of registered voters who support this initiative.
You visit Mr. Jones in his office in the State Capitol and present him with the signatures and the
completed legislative worksheet. He discusses this initiative with his colleagues in the house and gets
three representatives to agree to sponsor the bill with him.
They introduce the bill and it starts its
journey through the legislative process. The members of the committee discuss the merits of the bill and
then vote on it. If approved, the bill goes to the full House. They will examine the merits of the bill,
debate as needed, and vote. If the House doesnot approve the bill, it may either send it back to the
committee it came from or abandon it. If more than half of members approve it, the bill is sent to the
other house (in this case, the Senate).
In the Senate, the process is repeated. If passed, it then goes to the governor to sign into law. The
governor reserves the right to veto the bill and send it back to Congress. Both houses of Congress then
have three choices:
1. They can change the bill so it is more to the governors liking; or
2. They can agree that the bill will never be passed and let it go; or
3. They can vote to override the governors veto.
In order for Congress to override the governors signature, they need to have two-thirds of the members
of both houses vote to override.
Good news for you: The Senate passed your bill, and the governor has signed it. Your bill is now a law