Nurses play an important role in formulating effective public, health, and nursing policy at all levels through participating in planning and decision-making. Professional nursing education has always encompassed concepts such as promotion of health, risk elimination, and population-based care in its baccalaureate nursing degree programs (Clark, 2017). Nurses’ level of education also determines their communication skills which enable them to respond more efficiently when making policies. Communication skills allow the nurses to prepare appropriate concepts required when making policies (Clark, 2017). Therefore, nurses’ education is significant in proper making of policies since quality patient care depends on a well-educated nursing force.
Registered nurses have more control over the quality of care and deliver beneficial improvements to public health as one of the largest healthcare workers. They are present in every hospital setting, where they develop distinct policies for nurses to follow as well as provide guidance to other healthcare workers (Tan et al., 2017). Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN) Diploma Program, and Baccalaureate Degree Program are the programs that must be completed before taking the NCLEX, which is the state board of nursing’s entry-level licensure examination. Thus, registered nurses serve case managers to coordinate various aspects of care and may be engaged in program planning.
Nurses education has an influence on their ability to have an impact. Knowledge is a powerful tool in healthcare, and well-educated nurses can play a major role in providing quality care to patients (Tan et al., 2017). In addition, in healthcare, a nurse is required to create a safe atmosphere for patients. As a result, they have an ethical and moral obligation to participate in policymaking to improve the nation’s health standards.
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