On the public side, I've written letters to politicians and administrators, written letters to the editor about nursing related news articles; been involved in a number of nursing rallys, spoken face to face with my legislators and left messages on their answering machines; gone into elementary schools to talk about nursing to kiids; and even been a delegate at a political convention when I felt a nurses' voice was needed. I have also worked a shift at the MNA booth at the Mn. State Fair for the past 15 years and met the public and represented nurses in the unique environment there.
Professionally, I've been active at all 3 levels of my Mn Nursing Association and have attended as a delegate every state nursing convention for the past 22 years, except for 1982 when my dtr. wouldn't be born prematurely. I have attended the past 10 or 11 ANA conventions also (8 times as a delegate also). I've written articles for my district and state ass'n newsletters, and written handouts for the state fair booth. I've served on the Board of Directors of my district association; I've chaired the Practice Commission for my state assoc. and served on that commission for 6 years.
I'm currently back on the BOD of my district and serving on several committees there.
I know I've done more; but I can't remember anymore right now.
Hope that answers your questions!