NR506 Full Course (July 2019)

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 1 Discussion

The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing

Please discuss the four spheres of political action in nursing. In addition, please develop a brief argument sharing how these spheres are interconnected and overlapping by applying an example from your practice. What are some ethical considerations here?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 2 Discussion

Policy-Priority Selection

Identify your selected healthcare concern in your city or state that needs your advocacy with an elected official. What is the impetus and rationale for your selection? What is your solution to this concern? Describe the model of policy making that you feel would be best applied to your policy concern and the rationale for selecting this model.

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 3 Discussion

Effective Coalition Leadership

Locate a state or national coalition advocating for your approved healthcare policy concern. Who are the coalition partners and is there an identified leader? Can you identify successes indicating strong leadership? What can you add to the content for your upcoming interview from the work of this coalition?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 4 Discussion

Challenges in Lobbying Strategies

Discuss the best approach for meeting and communicating with your selected elected official for your healthcare concern. What is your rationale for this approach?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 5 Discussion

Drivers of High Performance Healthcare Systems

Select two drivers (for example quality, cost, and access) of high performance healthcare systems and apply it to your current work situation. The application could demonstrate the presence of the driver in a positive manner or it could acknowledge the presence of a concern.

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 6 Discussion

Using the Media

Given the power of the media, discuss how you would use an opinion editorial, a personal interview, websites, texting, Facebook, Twitter, and/or blogs to influence public opinion relative to your policy priority. What concerns about media and electronic social networking do you need to consider? Why?

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 7 Discussion

RN as Healthcare Policy Leader

As a health policy professional leader, communicating with lay audiences is an important skill in promoting the health of the community for master prepared registered nurses. Develop a concise position statement reflecting the research findings and recommendations by experts as they relate to workplace support for breast feeding mothers, medical marijuana services in the community, genetic testing or applications of stem cell research, transgender care, abortion, end-of-life care, or a community service administered by Family Nurse Practitioners (if you pick this one be specific about the type of community service the FNP would work in or manage).

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 8 Discussion

Reflection Global Policy Reform

Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in NR 506 on healthcare systems, politics, and health policy. Read the article that is linked below and share insights as how to make informed decisions on nursing practice and patient outcomes on a global basis. In addition, state how you will apply what you have learned in this course to your upcoming practicum experience.

Read the article by:

Ding, D. Lawson, K. D. Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Finkelstein, E. A., Katzmarzyk, P. T., van Mechelen, W. & Pratt, M. (2016). The economic burden of physical inactivity: A global analysis of major non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 388(10051), 1311-1324. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30383-X

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 2 Assignment

Identification of Healthcare Policy Concern

PURPOSE

In this course, the students will have the opportunity to identify a healthcare policy concern and community healthcare concern which can be improved with a change in policy, ordinance or the language in existing law. The outcome would be the potential for improved health for a population group. Students will present a proposed solution or change to an elected official, and provide an analysis of the project. While students are not responsible for ensuring the implementation of their identified solution to the healthcare policy concern, the student is required to meet with an elected official to present the concern and proposed resolution. The purpose of this current assignment is to identify the community-based healthcare policy concern and provide an extensive evidenced-based foundation for proposing a policy change to an elected official.

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 1. 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. (PO 1)

CO 3. Demonstrate professional and personal growth regarding the advocacy role of the advance practice nurse in healthcare policy for diverse healthcare settings. (PO 3)

CO 5. Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence person-centered healthcare, consumers, and nursing practice. (PO 5)

REQUIREMENTS

Description of the Assignment

For this assignment, the student must first select a healthcare policy concern. The concern must be a community-based, public health policy concern. Student may not use healthcare entities or organizational concerns occurring within a private or public healthcare facility. Scholarly evidence supporting the concern must be presented that provides a comprehensive picture of the selected healthcare concern as well as the student-identified solution. The elected official whom the student will interview is also identified in this paper.

Criteria for Content

1. 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

2. 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:

o How frequently does it occur?

o What impact does the selected healthcare concern have upon the community and population group?

3. 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:

o What would be the positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o What changes would need to occur in the community to foster implementation?

o What changes would need to occur in the population group to foster implementation?

o What measureable actions will demonstrate a positive outcome if the solution was implemented?

o What might be 2 (two) challenges to implementing the proposed solution and how can each of these challenges be avoided or resolved?

4. 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

5. Conclusion: This section provides a comprehensive and concise review of the key elements of the assignment.

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 6, but no more than 10 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.

2. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

3. A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used of which 2 may be empirical evidence from state and county website data… (Check with your instructor regarding .org or .gov sites). Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.

4. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited must be cited within the text of the paper as well as appearing in the reference list with correct APA format.

5. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

6. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItInâ„¢, as required by the TurnItInâ„¢ policy. A Similarity Index of 24% or less must be obtained; this is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing students. Any other level of similarity index requires the student to revise the assignment before the due date and time. To allow sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to TurnItInâ„¢ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by faculty. If a TurnItinâ„¢ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the Academic Integrity policy will be followed.

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 4 Assignment

Preparation of Presentation to Elected Official

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to prepare for the professional presentation to an elected official of the selected healthcare concern and the proposed solution. This includes the identification of communication strategies as well as development of presentation content.

REQUIREMENTS

Description of the Assignment

For this assignment, the focus is preparation for the presentation to the selected elected official regarding the healthcare concern and the proposed resolution. A video presentation of the healthcare concern and its proposed resolution will be prepared and presented. Following completion of this, a written self-evaluation is required.

Criteria for Content

1. Video Presentation:

Content: The video presentation is to include the following elements:

• Introduction of self

• Presentation of healthcare policy concern

• Presentation of student identified solution to the healthcare policy concern

• Summary

Evaluation of video presentation includes the following elements:

• Content:

o Introduction of self

o Presentation of healthcare policy concern

o Presentation of student identified solution to the healthcare policy concern

o Summary

o Information is relevant to healthcare concern and its solution

• Method of Delivery:

o Effective opening

o Stayed connected to audience

o Grammar was correct

• Style of Delivery:

o Eye contact

o Voice clarity

o Gestures

o Appearance

2. Paper Content:

• Overview of the healthcare policy concern and solution: This section provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the healthcare policy as well as the solution. Required content includes:

• Identification of the healthcare policy

• Identification of the student identified solution

• Relevance to the community or population group

• Identification of communication techniques: This section requires the delineation of communication techniques useful to the upcoming presentation to the selected elected official. Required content includes:

• Identification of the selected elected official and position

• Rationale for the selection

• Identification of 4 (four) beneficial communication/presentation techniques

• Providing scholarly resources that support the use of the identified communication techniques

• Self-evaluation of video presentation: This section provides an opportunity for self-evaluation of the video recording. The student must self-evaluate oneself in each major content area by identifying one positive and one area to improve (i.e. content, method of delivery, and style of delivery):

o Content:

? Introduction of self

? Presentation of healthcare policy concern

? Presentation of student identified solution to the healthcare policy concern

? Summary

? Information is relevant to healthcare concern and its solution

o Method of Delivery:

? Effective opening

? Stayed connected to audience

? Grammar was correct

o Style of Delivery:

? Eye contact

? Voice clarity

? Gestures

? Appearance

• Conclusion: This section requires a summary of the key points from the video and paper assignment.

Preparing the Assignment

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions:

1. The video presentation will be recorded via the use of Voice Thread located within the course on the initial page in the left column.

2. The video presentation will last a minimum of 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes.

3. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be at least 2, but no more than 4 pages. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements.

4. Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used.

5. A minimum of 4 (four) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used.

6. Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.

7. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly.

8. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

NR 506 Healthcare Policy

Week 7 Assignment

Summary of Healthcare Concern Presentation

PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to provide a summary of the presentation to the elected official, report on the response/outcome and to propose future strategies for the continued advocacy of the selected healthcare concern. The presentation to the elected official is required and must be either a face to face or phone presentation. Communication of your presentation will be via a PowerPointâ„¢ presentation to be shared with peers and faculty.

DUE DATE: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7

TOTAL POINTS: 175 points

REQUIREMENTS

Description of the Assignment

This assignment provides a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the healthcare policy presentation to the elected official.

Criteria for Content

1. Overview of healthcare policy in the nursing profession: This section provides an overview of healthcare policy advocacy as it relates to advanced practice. It should contain the following elements:

• Explanation of how healthcare policy can impact the nursing profession

• Explanation of why advocacy is considered an essential component of the advance practice nurse’s role

• Impact of healthcare policy on population health

2. Selected healthcare policy concern and resolution: This section provide an identification of the selected healthcare concern and its proposed resolution. It should contain the following elements:

• Provide a comprehensive description of the healthcare concern

• Describe the impact of the concern upon the population group and community

• Describe, with detail, the proposed solution to healthcare concern

• Clearly identify the slides provided to the elected official

3. Description of the meeting with the elected official: This section provides a detailed description of the meeting with the elected official. It should contain the following elements:

• The name and position of the elected official

• Explanation of why this individual was selected

• Description of the meeting by including information as:

o Day/time of meeting

o Location of meeting

o Materials/handouts used during the presentation

• Describe the response of the elected official to your presentation and proposed solution

4. Self-reflection: This section provides an opportunity to self-reflect upon the healthcare concern, the proposed solution, and presentation to the elected official. It should contain the following elements:

• Identify the new insights you have gained regarding your selected healthcare concern

• Identify the new insights you have gained regarding your proposed solution to the healthcare concern

• Identify the revisions you would make regarding your presentation to the elected official

• Identify the insights you have gained regarding healthcare policy and the importance to the nursing profession

5. Future plans regarding selected healthcare concern: This section provides an opportunity to discuss way to foster ongoing or future advocacy regarding the selected healthcare concern and proposed resolution. It should contain the following elements:

• Describe possible future opportunities to be an advocate for your selected healthcare concern and proposed solution

• Identify the revisions you would make in the proposed solution

• Select a professional nursing organization and discuss how this organization could be helpful in fostering or supporting your proposed solution

6. Conclusion: This section requires a summary of the key points regarding the healthcare concern, proposed solution and presentation to the elected official

PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions:

1. A PowerPointâ„¢ presentation of a maximum of 20 slides (does not include the title slide and reference slides) is prepared.

2. Title slide, text slides and reference slide (s) must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.

3. Speaker’s notes are required for all slides except the title and reference slides.

4. A minimum of five (5) appropriate research-based scholarly references must be used. These may include references from previous NR 506 assignments.

5. Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment.

6. Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

8. Rules regarding PowerPointâ„¢ presentations are to be followed. This includes but not limited to the presentation of information with limited text, use of graphics, and balance of space on the slide.