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The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI)

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) offers a unique opportunity for nurses to learn about the legislative process and ways to advocate on issues that concern them and their patients. The 2014 NIWI program taking place March 30-April 1 in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. The 3-day program covers the following objectives:

  • Describe how nurses can be involved and influence policy at the local and national level.
  • Discuss how to work effectively with legislative staff to advance policy agendas.
  • Describe key steps to effect change in the legislative process.
  • Identify techniques to advance legislative issues at the grassroots level.
  • Identify legislative, political, and economic forces driving healthcare policy and delivery changes today.
  • Learn to schedule Capitol Hill meetings.

For more information about the NIWI program, click here. The deadline to apply for a NIWI scholarship is Friday, November 29.

To apply online for the 2014 program, click here.


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