From Care to Action: Basics of Advocacy

Practical Insights and Tools for Advocacy

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0 CE contact hours, 0 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, nurses play a vital role not only in delivering patient care but also in advocating for the well-being of individuals, communities, and the profession itself. “From Care to Action: Basics of Nurse Advocacy” is a comprehensive course designed to empower nurses with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to become effective advocates.

This course covers advocacy topics like nursing workforce issues, air quality and cardiovascular disease, and access issues in cardiovascular prevention. It also includes training on how to be an effective advocate. By the end of the course, participants will emerge with the confidence and competence to transform their passion for patient care into meaningful advocacy action, thereby contributing to positive health outcomes and societal change.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0 CE contact hours, 0 CE pharmacology hours


Learning Objectives

Course components include:

  1. Self-Assessment
  2. Advocacy Actions Everyday Podcast
  3. Federal Update on Nursing workforce Issues
  4. Air Quality and Cardiovascular Disease
  5. Access Issues in Cardiovascular Prevention
  6. Advocacy Rose, Bud, Thorn Exercise
  7. The Basics of Federal Advocacy
  8. Advocating for Nurses and Nursing Article
  9. Post-Assessment and Evaluation

A certificate of participation is available upon submission of the program evaluation.

Course supported by Amgen Inc. and Novo Nordisk Inc.


  • Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
  • Simit Pandya, BA, MPS - American Nurses Association
  • Emily Champlin, JD - American Nurses Association
  • Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC - Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Ryan Gough - Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health

PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.