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Week 7: APNs as Healthcare Policy Leaders

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss healthcare policy of the APN profession and how Transformational Leadership can help to influence policy changes. This week’s assignment focuses on the APN as a Health Policy Leader, one of the nine NONPF NP competencies. Students will analyze how health policy may affect NP practice and how Transformational Leadership can help to influence policy changes.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this discussion, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Critically analyze how healthcare systems and APRN practice are organized and influenced by ethical, legal, economic and political factors (CO2)
  2. Demonstrate professional and personal growth concerning the advocacy role of the advanced practice nursing in fostering policy within diverse healthcare settings (CO3)
  3. Advocate for institutional, local, national and international policies that fosters person-centered healthcare and nursing practice (CO4)

Requirements:

Criteria for Content

  • Explanation of how healthcare policy can impact the advanced practice nurse profession
  • Explanation of why advocacy is considered an essential component of the advance practice nurse’s role
  • Discuss the four pillars of Transformational leadership and the effect it may have on influencing policy change

DISCUSSION CONTENT

Category

Points

%

Description

Explanation of how healthcare policy can impact the advanced practice nurse profession

25

25%

Research healthcare policy for APNs on a state and national level and the impact on the APN profession

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

25

25%

Describe advocacy in healthcare terminology.

Discuss how advocacy is an essential role of the APN and the impact on patient care.

Discuss the four pillars of Transformational leadership and the effect it may have on influencing policy change

25

25%

Define Transformational leadership.

Discuss how Transformational Leadership may have an effect on influencing policy change

Total CONTENT Points= 75 pts

DISCUSSION FORMAT

Category

Points

%

Description

Interactive Dialogue

20

20%

4 Required Elements:

  • Responds a minimum of two other posts to peers and/or faculty in the threaded discussion;
  • Responses to peer/faculty are substantive (adds importance, depth, and meaningfulness to the discussion)
  • Responds to all direct questions from faculty (if no question asked directly, student responded to questions posed to the entire class)
  • Summarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week. The summary could be included in one of the three minimum posts.

Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, & Punctuation

5

5%

Grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation are accurate.

Total FORMAT Points= 25 pts

DISCUSSION TOTAL=100 points

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