MSN Healthcare Policy Track
Affect the Future of Population Health through Policy
MSN Executive Track Courses
With an interdisciplinary viewpoint, explore personal and strategic leadership components for diverse healthcare settings to promote positive healthcare outcomes through advanced evidence based collaborative practice. The course emphasizes leadership concepts including communication, ethics, negotiation, advocacy and a caring person-centered practice environment. Information related to living leadership within teams, systems, communities and professional organizations are discussed. With the use of active learning, students will be able to practice problem solving and change techniques in selected leadership scenarios to foster a caring person-centered practice environment.
Examine historical and current healthcare laws and policy, including healthcare reform. The focus is on policy development, analysis and implications on healthcare delivery, nursing practice and patient outcomes.
This course is an examination of the economics of healthcare on a national and global scale. 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.
Examine the roles of the nurse leader in healthcare policy as researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. 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.