Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Pamela Wadsworth

Second Advisor

Dawn Smith


This paper discusses advocating for the Safe Patient Care Act and how it affects people in society. This topic is very relevant because it affects a vast majority of people including nurses, patients, and the healthcare systems as a whole. Methods used to advocate for this bill include grass roots activism, composing and presenting speeches, scheduling and attending meetings, presenting to different nursing school cohorts, collaborating with the Michigan Nurses Association, and participating in hearings held by the Michigan House of Representatives. Results consisted of positive feedback from representatives and their word to vote for the Safe Patient Care Act. If this bill is passed, then nurses and patients would both have better outcomes.

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Honors Thesis-Open Access

Thesis Speech .mp4 (8306 kB)
Defense Presentation

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Nursing Commons