Analyze the history, structure, and process of health care policy and politics in nursing and in health care delivery systems in the United States. (AACN Essentials III, IV, VI, VIII; QSEN: QI, Safety, & EBP).
· Critically appraise health policy proposals and policies that encompass the ethical dimensions of policy and politics, global health, health care disparities, uninsured, underinsured, complex health care financing issues, and the health care reform (Affordable Care Act). (AACN Essentials III, IV, VI, VIII; QSEN: QI, Safety, & EBP).
· Translate health services research, evidence-based practice policy and politics for implementation at multiple systems’ levels, such as institutional, local, state, and federal. (AACN Essentials III, IV, VI, VIII; QSEN: QI, Safety, & EBP).
· Advocate for social justice, health equity, and new policies to improve health care delivery, patient outcomes, and the profession of nursing. (AACN Essentials III, IV, VI, VIII; QSEN: QI, Safety, & EBP).
· Apply leadership skills in the development and implementation of policies and politics in the four spheres where nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. (AACN Essentials III, IV, VI, VIII; QSEN: QI, Safety, & EBP).
· Learning Objectives: The MSN student will be able to:
· Demonstrate understanding of health care delivery and financing.
· Participate in health services research and policy and economic analysis.
· Discuss strategies to influence Policy and Politics in the workplace, workforce, associations, interest groups, communities, and the Government.
· Demonstrate knowledge of Policy and Politics in Research and Nursing Science using evidence-based health care practice.
· Identify a policy for health system improvement addressing health care disparities, ethics, dilemma, financing issues, and the health care reform. (Affordable Care Act/American Care Act)
· Demonstrate understanding of Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care through discussion and forum groups.
· Identify key policy issues in contemporary health systems that affect nursing and patient care outcomes.
· Compare and contrast cost, quality, and access issues across health care sectors in the United States and globally.