Understanding the legislative process at the local and state levels, how to effectively communicate and collaborate with legislators and their staff, how to coordinate grassroot efforts to advance nursing priorities, and more!
This event offers
7.0 CEU credits
Accreditation Info: Georgia Nurses Association.
The Georgia Nurses Association Legislative Institute (GNALI) is a six-month advocacy program designed to train Georgia registered nurses to be effective advocates for their profession and their patients. Non-GNA Members and Nursing students are welcome to participate, also.
Running from December to May, GNALI provides education about the legislative process at the local and state levels; teachings on how to coordinate grassroot efforts in collaboration with nursing specialty societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and other invested stakeholders to advance healthcare and nursing legislative priorities; and instruction on how to build rapport with elected officials and leverage relationships.
In addition, GNALI participants get real world experience of how a bill becomes law by having direct involvement in the legislative session, having one-on-one meetings with legislators and their staff; by learning from industry professionals; and by developing long-lasting relationships with change-makers and industry leaders.
Upon completion of the program, participants will know how to boldly and effectively advocate for themselves and their patients; how to communicate healthcare and nursing issues in a language that elected officials understand; and how to give back to, and protect, their profession.
Upon registration, participants will receive a Legislative Toolkit. Meetings will be conducted virtually unless otherwise stated by the program instructor.
"It is one thing to have been educated and licensed as an R.N., another to be employed as an R.N., but the mark of a real professional is a love for and interest in, what is happening to that profession, and a commitment to help it. Without taking this third step, without identification as a member of the professional nursing organization, many nurses are merely draining the good from the profession without adding their share to keep it strong and dynamic."- Munger, M. (n.d.). Membership: A professional commitment. Letter.)
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For questions or inquiries, please contact GNA Senior Director of Membership & Government Affairs Tim Davis at email@example.com.