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Political influence

Senior nurses in Northern Ireland are to be trained in political influencing to help them understand better the political landscape of the country, and how they can help to shape policy on behalf of nurses and nursing

Senior nurses in Northern Ireland are to be trained in political influencing to help them understand better the political landscape of the country, and how they can help to shape policy on behalf of nurses and nursing.

The five-week programme, which starts at the end of this month depite the Stormont crisis, is aimed at giving senior nurses a more detailed insight into devolution, the role of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the workings of the different political parties. Nurses will also learn about the role of the RCN in political influencing, and how to engage with the media to promote nurses and nursing.

The programme is being delivered as part of the new RCN Northern Ireland Lead Nurses’ Network, launched in June by then RCN general secretary Peter Carter.

The network, which first met in August, is open to all RCN members in Northern Ireland

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