In order to influence policy, you have to understand how a bill is started, moves through the legislative system, and final enacted. In this assignment, you will trace a piece of legislation from introduction to how it impacts health care or nursing practice.  Develop the assignment as if it will be used during a presentation at a conference or poster presentation.

Step 1: Identify a bill that relates to health care, a social issue, or nursing practice.

Step 2: Develop a poster presentation, infographic, FAQ document, or pamphlet which outlines how a bill is introduced and passed by including answers the following questions:

  • State the legislation.
  • Who introduced/sponsored the bill?
  • Why did the person introduce it?
  • Where was it introduced?
  • Who helped to draft the legislation?
  • Was nursing involved?
  • Which committees were involved?
  • Was it authorized?
  • Was it appropriated?
  • Did it make it out of committee?
  • Was it enacted?
  • What is the impact on health care or nursing practice?