Ethical and Legal Nursing Class

Legislative Assignment: 25% of Final Grade


1. Select a New Jersey Senate or Assembly bill introduced inthe 2013-2016 legislative sessions related to nursing or healthcare. The bill

should hold significance for the safety, health and welfare of the public.
2. A copy of the bill must be handed in with the paper.!
3. Prepare a 7-10 page scholarly paper to include the following:
o Describe and discuss the New Jersey legislative process and the difference between the state and assembly versions of the bill.
o Discuss your rationale for choosing this legislation. Describe the impact this legislation will have on the health and welfare of the

public. Critically compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of the legislation. Is there a financial impact statement attached to

the bill? If so, what are the implications of the financial impact statement?
o Critically discuss your own view and position on this legislation.
o Discuss how other healthcare stakeholders view this legislation. Are they in support? Why or why not? Contact impacted stakeholders to

request their position. For example: the American Nurses Association, New Jersey Nurses Association, New Jersey Hospital Association,

School Nurses Association etc…
o Discuss how this legislation will impact nurses and the nursing profession.
o In addition, please identify the congressman, state senator and two assembly people from your own district (My district is Clifton, New


Your paper must adhere to APA format !
You must contact the stakeholders related to the bill: groups that are involved in the implementation of the bill or are affected by the

You must cite the bill and document communications you have with sponsors and stakeholders in your paper per APA format.

Be advised that you will also conduct an informal presentation of the paper in class and lead the class discussion (this is my role)