Advocacy is the act or process of pleading for, supporting, or
recommending a cause or course of action. Advocacy may be for persons
(whether as an individual, group, population, or society) or for an
issue, such as potable water or global health. (ANA Code of Ethics
Every day, in countless large and small ways,
you make the world a better place. These moments of
everyday advocacy change lives by elevating the voices of
vulnerable people, and improving conditions for those around you.
As the largest group of health professionals in America, and
consistently the highest ranked in terms of ethical behavior by the
public, nurses are in a unique position to influence the direction of
both the profession and healthcare.
We're excited to share stories of how nurses have used their
influence to shape and bring about change, both at the
We'll highligh different nurse
advocates, tools, tips, and services through different lenses: from
local to global, focusing on the impact and contribution of nurses at
every level. Click through each of the themes below to learn
more about how nurses are advocating in their communities, at the
bedside and beyond.
Tell us: how are YOU are making a difference at the
Have you spoken up for patient-focused process changes? Contributed
to revising workplace policies? Served on a committee or board?
Called, emailed, or met with elected officials? We want to hear
Click here to share your story about being
an everyday advocate.
Click here to share your story, or
contact us with any questions:
Janet Haebler, Senior Associate Director, State Government Affairs,