Legal and Ethical Issues For The APN

Many APNs become independent contractors for health care groups that provide services to patients. Discuss
the elements that are important to you when seeking a place of employment. What is negotiable and what is
non-negotiable? Discuss the two benefits of formal employment as an APN.
Research a health-care initiative or legislative statue that is currently underway in your state or federally. You
may want to check with nursing organizations that have legislative departments that can provide their analysis
on current health-care issues. You may also conduct online research to identify current issues. Discuss how
you can take an active role as a health-care advocate (at the local, state, or federal level as appropriate).
Identify one tactic to advocate for your identified initiative or legislation.

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