Even if you’re not interested in politics, political events affect your life as a nurse everyday. Politics affects our patients and the corporations or small business we work for. Like it or not, nurses need to become informed about the issues at stake in their homelands and how political candidates stand on these issues. Nurses need to make their voices heard and know who to contact. Most importantly, nurses need to vote!
Livesmarter suggests The 10 Most Important Political Issues for Nurses in 2008 include such matters as health insurance, education, media image, staffing levels, and drug companies. A National Nurse in America is another suggested point.