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HEALTHCARE POLICY TRACK


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

MSN Healthcare Policy Track

Affect the Future of Population Health through Policy

Chamberlain’s online Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare (MSN) Policy specialty track is designed to 
educate nurses in policy analysis, development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination to create 
sustainable improvements in population health.

Classes Start September 2

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Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life.

Program Benefits

How does the practicum benefit you?

Upon completion of your specialty track courses, you will work closely under the guidance of faculty and
a knowledgeable mentor to complete 144-hours of practicum experience. Your practicum is designed to
provide you with a platform to apply skills and concepts learned in your previous course in real life situations.

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Leadership & Nursing Practice: Role Development

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.

Healthcare Systems, Politics & Policy

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.

Economics of Healthcare Policy

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.

Global Health

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.

The Nurse Leader & Healthcare Policy

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.

Program Outcomes

What Roles Will I Be Prepared For?

The MSN Healthcare Policy curriculum is designed to build the foundational skills essential to nurses in healthcare policy roles including leader, researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. Coursework includes the principles of healthcare systems, politics, economics and policy, global health and nursing leadership in the public policy arena.

Live Your Life and Earn Your Degree at the
Same Time

Flexible scheduling and our 100% online coursework can make it easy to fit
classes into your life, instead of building your life around your class schedule.

Earn your degree in as few as 2 years by taking 1 course at a time

No mandatory login times

100% online coursework

24/7 access to the online platform & online & chamberlain services

How to Enroll

Requirements for Admission

You can apply here or let your admissions representative know you are ready to apply and he/she will help you get started. 
Once you apply your representative can even request your official transcripts on your behalf.

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

Accreditation

Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.

See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.

 

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