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DNP Student Selected to Present at AAN Conference

An abstract submitted by Matt Hoffman, BSN, RN and current Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for electronic poster presentation.

Hoffman, who is due to graduate May 2016, will present on “Use of Policy Models in Nursing” at this year's AAN Policy conference.

The following is an excerpt from the abstract as it was submitted to Academy:

Purpose: This project identifies existing policy models and frameworks by which nurse leaders, advocates, and lobbyists may approach and evaluate policy issues and policy-making efforts within the nursing profession.

Research question: Are there existing policy models from which the nursing profession may benefit?

Significance: In 2010, ARNPs in Iowa were faced with judicial review for scope of practice violations in spite of adhering to State rulemaking processes and legislative attempts to limit scope of practice. State and National nursing organizations rallied together yet were defeated at the district court level, prompting an appeal to the Supreme Court where the ruling was overturned. Within the appeal process, the opposition's arguments included criticisms of contradicting interests and arguments among the involved nursing groups.

AAN’s 2015 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference will be held October 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

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Aug 18th, 2015