Policies that affect nursing in Canada would be the vaccine policy. Depending on which setting you work in you either have to have two vaccines or three. This policy has affected the nursing shortage in certain sectors. Certain sectors aren’t hiring nurses if they only have two vaccines instead of three.
I think nurses can become active in policies as advocates, to take the opportunity to learn about different policies. Learn about groups out there that help nurses such as WeRPN. If your place of employment happens to have a union, take the time to learn about what the union offers and how they can support you.
As nurses we advocate daily for our patients. Staying informed and seeking guidance from senior nurses is a way that I keep current in my practice.