Demonstrate professional and personal growth regarding the advocacy role of the advance practice nurse in healthcare policy for diverse healthcare settings.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:Employ strategies to impact the development, implementation, and consequences of holistic focused healthcare policies at the institutional, local, national, and international levels using evidence-based practice principles.Demonstrate professional and personal growth regarding the advocacy role of the advance practice nurse in healthcare policy for diverse healthcare settings. Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence person-centered healthcare, consumers, and nursing practice.
Criteria for Content
Overview of healthcare policy: This section introduces healthcare policy. It should contain the following elements:
Define healthcare policy in general and its implications for the nursing profession
Define the role of advocacy and how it can impact healthcare policy
Explain how the role of advocacy is consistent with the responsibilities of an advance practice nurse
Identification of selected healthcare policy concern: This section provides foundational information regarding the student-selected healthcare policy concern. It should contain the following elements:
Specifically identify the selected healthcare policy concern
Description of the impacted population group
Provide a comprehensive description of the selected healthcare concern by including:
How frequently does it occur?
What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?
Description of student-identified solution to the selected healthcare concern: This section presents a comprehensive picture of the student-selected solution to the selected healthcare concern. It should contain the following elements:
Identify, with specific detail, the solution to the student-selected healthcare concern
Identify the following areas:
What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?
What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?
What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?
What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?
What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?
Identification of elected official: This section identifies the elected official that the student will present the selected healthcare concern and its solution to. It should contain the following elements:
The name of the elected official
The position of the elected official
Explanation of why this individual was selected