Developing advocacy skills and political competencies.

The Warner reference is the only required reference for this question.


Warner, J. R. (2003). A phenomenological approach to political competence: stories of nurse activists (Links to an external site.). Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice4(2), 135-143.

This week our focus is developing advocacy skills and political competencies.  The Warner article in your Week 5 readings provides six areas where nurses must develop political competency and you will consider and write about these for the Week 5 Assignment. 

For this discussion, share your plans for just one of the six areas.  Just like in the assignment, make sure you include two very personal and specific action steps you plan to will take to become more competent in that area.  You may include any pertinent webinars, workshops, joining professional organizations, or practical experience in your development plan.

Use an APA 7 style and a minimum of 250 words. Provide support from a minimum of at least three (3) scholarly sources. The scholarly source needs to be: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) Sources should be no more than five years old (published within the last 5 years), and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA style standards apply. Include the Doi or URL link.

• Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources. 

• Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website or blogs should not be used