MSN Healthcare Policy Track Courses
This course analyzes the foundational concepts that shape health outcomes and health-related policy interventions. Social determinants of health are explored along with strategies to reduce disparity. In addition, efforts to enhance healthcare quality are examined along with implications for advanced nursing practice. Professional competencies to support health outcomes and equity are emphasized.
This course is an examination of the economics of healthcare on a national and global scale. Current policy involving financing of healthcare, health insurances, environmental and social issues related to health, and access to health services will be covered from an economic perspective. The effect of economic policy on patient outcomes and the role of nursing in healthcare economics will be explored. Develop skills in analyzing and improving healthcare systems and processes by integrating systems analysis, health systems engineering and quality healthcare management techniques.
This course is an examination of globalization, global health systems and associated challenges. It also covers opportunities for nurses to bring about community health promotion for populations through policy work. Students will apply global health concepts through the use of theoretical frameworks that impact population health and safety outcomes. Ethical principles related to global and population health are explored.
In this course, leadership competencies are applied to advocate for health equity across complex organizational systems and diverse communities. Health-related policy interventions designed to improve quality and reduce disparity are examined, along with implications for advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on strategies to improve health outcomes.
Healthcare Policy Concluding Graduate Experience I
This course requires student synthesis of concepts for both healthcare leadership and healthcare management, delivery of nursing services and educational components with role immersion through completion of a scholarly evidence-based proposal.
Students develop a healthcare policy Concluding Graduate Experience (CGE) proposal utilizing evidence-based practice research, implementation, evaluation and dissemination models, in collaboration with CGE site stakeholders.
Healthcare Policy Concluding Graduate Experience II
In this course, students demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, skills and ability to critically think as a policy leader to improve health outcomes. Students and Concluding Graduate Experience (CGE) site stakeholders collaborate on the implementation and evaluation of the proposed healthcare policy CGE project to address a CGE site need.
Students use implementation, evaluation, dissemination and stakeholders' collaboration models in their project. Students complete the CGE practicum project with a manuscript-ready submission and presentation to healthcare administration and stakeholders.
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