MSN Healthcare Policy Track Courses
This course is an examination of healthcare laws and policy past and present. Healthcare systems and healthcare reform in the United States will be examined. This course will focus on policy development, analysis and implications of policy on healthcare delivery, nursing practice and patient outcomes.
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 management techniques.
This course is an examination of globalization, global health systems and associated challenges/opportunities for nurses to promote population health and safety through policy work. Students will apply global health concepts through use of theoretical frameworks that impact population health and safety outcomes. Ethical principles related to global and population health are explored.
This course is an examination of roles of the nurse leader in healthcare policy as researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. Students will analyze the social, cultural, political, legal, regulatory and ethical factors affecting patient safety and consider the role of nursing leaders in quality, cost containment and productivity, staffing and staff development in addition to the evaluation of overall resources required to implement a program of services. This course will focus on shaping and influencing policy to improve patient outcomes and inform practice through nursing research and leadership.
Healthcare Policy Concluding Graduate Experience I
This course requires demonstration of student synthesis of concepts for leadership and 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 and dissemination and stakeholders' collaboration models in their project. Students complete the CGE practicum project with a manuscript ready submission and presentation to organization administrators and stakeholders.
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