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Assignment 2:

Assignment 2: Health Policy

The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced practice nurse and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue. There are many potential issues which can influence your practice setting or other issues which may negatively affect the patients with whom you work. All of the course reading will help you to identify a topic for this assignment. You can think about the issue as related to your health promotion project. The policy you consider may be in reaction to the health promotion issue or something larger that is still related to that issue. There are hundreds of possible issues, but here is a list of a few to consider:

  • Child and elder care
  • Civil rights
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse/addiction
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Homelessness
  • Native American and migrant workers’ health
  • Long-term care
  • Immigration/illegal aliens
  • Legislative issues affecting advanced practice nursing
  • Barriers to practice
  • Access to care

As you begin to work on the possible policy change, the following ideas and steps should be considered:

  • Definition and description of the issue
  • Exploration of the background of the issue
  • Stakeholders
  • Issue statement or statement of clarity
  • Possible methods of addressing the issue
  • Goals and options for changes
  • Risks and benefits of the changes
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Recommendation or solution

By Friday, April 10, 2017, submit a Word document to the W3 Assignment 2 Dropbox. Be sure to use APA style and include all of your references.

Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Identify the type of legislation, such as state, federal, scope of practice, reimbursement, loan repayment, or others. 10
Review of the literature consists of a minimum of 3–4 peer-reviewed articles and 6–7 other outside sources. 15

Describe the current policy or health policy issue and specify how it would impact nursing or healthcare.

10
Describe the specific aspects of the proposed policy or policy change. 10
Identify the individuals who would benefit from the policy change and explain where support for the change would be found. 10
Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care. 5
Provide an analysis of the policy from your point of view and how this will influence your practice. 10
Use good writing skills, appropriate grammar, and application of APA formatting throughout paper, citations, and references. 5
Total:

75

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