Advocacy 101: Making a Difference

Advocacy 101: Making a Difference

Contact hours
On Demand

Gain a basic understanding of the legislative process and health policy advocacy so that you can make sure the voice of oncology nurses is heard loud and clear. This free self-directed, self-paced course demonstrates how, in a short period of time, you can influences critical policy-making decisions. Through a series of lessons and practical learning activities, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate your ideas and concerns to legislators to impact cancer care.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Advocacy 101 Course Topics

  • Advocacy in Action
  • A Quick Refresher in US Civics
  • Getting to Know Your Members of Congress
  • Preparing a Visit with an Elected Official
  • Having a Successful Visit
  • Resources for Health Policy Advocates

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will integrate advocacy skills into their professional practice.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and students interested in learning the basics of health policy advocacy along with effective methods for communicating with their legislators.

ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.

Up to 4.7 ILNA point may be applied to Professional Practice.

No more than 4.7 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify key information about one legislator in the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives that represents their community.
  • List three key components to include in communications with legislators.
  • Locate the ONS Health Policy Agenda and other resources to support communication with legislators.
  • Request information from a legislator about his or her stance on healthcare issues.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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