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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 2015 NIWI program will take place March 15-17 in Washington, D.C. Learning objectives for the 3-day program are to enable participants to:

  • 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 21. To apply online for the 2015 program, click here.