Nurses Making Health Policy

Ruth Ludwick.The week of April 4-10 is national Public Health Week, which makes the impact of nurses on health policy a timely topic for discussion. Ruth Ludwick, Ph.D., R.N.-BC, an adjunct graduate faculty member in the College of Graduate Studies who collaborates with NEOMED faculty on teaching classes, conducting research and publishing, is a co-editor of the just-released new edition of a nursing textbook in which “nurse leaders offer new content and policy solutions for challenges faced across healthcare,” according to a press release.

Nurses Making Policy, Third Edition: From Bedside to Boardroom ( is edited by Rebecca M. Patton, Margarete L. Zalon, and Ruth Ludwick. Dr. Ludwick notes that a discussion of the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals and Healthy People is among many public health topics covered in the book. 

“As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, there was no doubt that the world could not survive without nurses. There is no doubt that nurses’ voices are essential to reimagining health care and healthcare policy, post-pandemic,” Dr. Ludwick said in the release.

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