Advocating for the Nursing Role in
Advocating for the Nursing Role in Program HW
As their names imply, the honeyguide bird and the honey badger
both share an affinity for honey. Honeyguide birds specialize in
finding beehives but struggle to access the honey within. Honey
badgers are well-equipped to raid beehives but cannot always
find them. However, these two honey-loving species have learned
to collaborate on an effective means to meet their objectives. The
honeyguide bird guides honey badgers to newly discovered hives.
Once the honey badger has ransacked the hive, the honey guide
bird safely enters to enjoy the leftover honey.
Much like honeyguide birds and honey badgers, nurses and
health professionals from other specialty areas can—and should—
collaborate to design effective programs. Nurses bring specialties
to the table that make them natural partners to professionals with
different specialties. When nurses take the requisite leadership in
becoming involved throughout the healthcare system, these
partnerships can better design and deliver highly effective
programs that meet objectives.
In this Assignment, you will practice this type of leadership by
advocating for a healthcare program. Equally as important, you
will advocate for a collaborative role of the nurse in the design
and implementation of this program. To do this, assume you are
preparing to be interviewed by a professional