Doctor of Nursing Practice
Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System
This course examines complex challenges faced within the United States healthcare system and for nurses in advanced nursing practice roles. Students will be engaged in the critical analysis of health policy while building knowledge to shape healthcare system changes. Concepts and issues related to health policymaking and political processes are explored for their impact on specific spheres of advanced nursing practice. Legislative, regulatory, and healthcare delivery and financing issues are examined in relation to the advanced nursing practice leader’s role in health policy development and the impact these issues have on the healthcare system.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN Nurse Practitioner program, MSN Leadership Program, Combined Post-Masters FNP or AGPCNP Certificate/DNP option, DNP Program, or permission of the DNP Program Chair.