Starting Now: Learn Your Vital Nursing Role as an Advocate

Author(s): Caryl Goodyear

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Public Policy

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Embracing our role as patient advocates comes easy to us. We advocate for our practice by moving change forward, impacting patient and unit environment outcomes. Beyond this, we may be less confident in our advocacy skills. Many legislative proposals impacting nursing are created by non-nurses. Sharing our expertise with those setting policy should be a vital part of who we are as nurses. Session participants learn how to stretch our advocacy muscles to impact legislation and policy.


  • Discuss the components of being a nurse advocate.
  • Analyze your role as an advocate for patients, for yourself, for your units and for our profession.
  • Examine nurses’ influence in formulating local, state and national policy impacting patients, nursing practice and our profession.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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