The learner will develop an understanding of healthcare policy formation and evaluation while also investigating the nursing role in public policy, finance, and politics in this course. The organization and delivery of healthcare are investigated, using the most up-to-date knowledge in the fields of health promotion and disease prevention. Guidelines, initiatives, mandates, and recommendations from a variety of agencies and organizations provide a solid foundation for advanced practice nurses to plan, implement, and evaluate care aimed at promoting health and preventing disease. This course must be passed with a minimum grade of B.

Course Competencies: After completing this course successfully, the student should be able to:

Examine the political process, its impact on nursing practice, and strategies to encourage advanced practice nurses to engage in political action.
Analyze theories and processes that influence the development and implementation of health policy for use in healthcare settings.
Investigate the economic factors that influence health policy and health promotion at the local, state, federal, and international levels.
Integrate information technology into health policies and health promotion applications for use by people from different communities of interest.
To address health disparities among diverse and vulnerable populations, synthesize knowledge related to health promotion and disease prevention.

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