What does Advocacy have to do with Policy?

Via Zoom (registration required)

This education event will explore the impact you can have on policy development as an advocate for your patients. You’ll be invited to consider what personal characteristics you currently have to positively impact your professional goals, improve health care equity and enhance patient care.

Open to all RNs, LPNs and nursing students who live or work in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Clallam and Jefferson counties. Nurses who attend (or watch the recording) and complete an evaluation form will receive a certificate of attendance. Event will be recorded and available with a separate registration for nurses who are not able to attend the live event.


Margaret C. Holm, JD, RN 

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

Washington State Department of Health

Our guest speaker is Margaret Holm, JD, RN. She has been an RN and an attorney for over 30 years. Since June 2012, Ms. Holm has been a nursing consultant for the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. In this role she provides consultation and educational activities relating to various aspects of the Commission’s nursing regulations. Ms. Holm’s nursing experience includes medical/surgical, critical care, psychiatric, discharge planning and forensic nursing. After obtaining her law degree, she practiced in the fields of professional malpractice, personal injury, health care law and adoption. Prior to her joining the Nursing Commission, she served as a health law judge. Ms. Holm is a frequent speaker in state, national and international venues. She has served on numerous professional and community boards. Ms. Holm served on a board for international institutional research review for 10 years. She has been a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.