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Nursing Legislation and Advocacy

Ways to Get Involved with FNA Advocacy

Donate to PAC

The Florida Nurses Political Action committee (FNPAC) was organized to elect political candidates and to advance the outcome of political issues or legislation to benefit nursing and health care.

In election years, the PAC interviews candidates based on FNA's priority legislative agenda and selects which candidates to endorse. Any member in good standing can serve on the PAC. Trusties serve two year terms and can be reappointed.

The PAC is funded by donations from the members of the Florida Nurses Association. If you are interested in the FNPAC, send us an email to govt@floridanurse.org

Donate to FNPAC

Health Policy Special Interest Group (HP-SIG)

HP-SIG is FNA's leader of grass roots initiatives for public policy change that enhance the health and well-being of all Floridians.

Mission

To encourage and support all nurses to become engaged in the policy and legislative process to improve the health status of our communities and the practice and working environments of nurses.

Goals

  • To develop and maintain a network for communication
  • Develop and maintain education and information resources
  • Promote and support health policy agendas that benefit all Florida RN/ARNPs regarding health policy, legislation, scope of practice, patient advocacy, quality outcomes and work environment safety

Become a Legislative District Coordinator (LDC)

Legislative District Coordinators (LDCs) are the heart and soul of FNA’s Governmental Relations Program. They are Florida Nurses Association members who engage in various political activities to represent FNA’s political positions on legislative issues that affect Florida nurses. LDCs come from both major political parties with a healthy respect for the individual rights of members to disagree with FNA positions, and a commitment to always report FNA positions when speaking within an official LDC capacity.

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Attend FNA Advocacy Days

Advocacy Days is FNA’s annual event that empowers nurses to make a stand when it comes to legislative issues that affect our profession and the well-being of the patients we serve. Each Advocacy Days, we gather in Florida’s state capital during legislative session to equip ourselves with knowledge of current legislative issues and particular bills pertaining to healthcare and nursing. Once we've prepared ourselves with this knowledge and done some one-on-one practice, we embark in groups for one-on-one visits with our local legislators to discuss these issues. Advocacy Days is a great opportunity for both upcoming and seasoned nurses to get involved in advocacy work, regardless of whether they have prior experience in this realm or not.

Learn more about Advocacy Days

Be Heard

Every day, politicians make decisions affecting nurses. It is important for nurses to be a part of the healthcare policy dialogue.

Florida Nurses Association
1235 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407)896-3261

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 536985
Orlando, FL 32853-6985