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Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

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This course emphasizes the history and development of advanced practice nursing roles and competencies, as well as the organizational and regulatory scope of practice requirements expected in these roles. Watson's theory of human caring provides the foundation for traditional and holistic care activities. Students examine the impact and evolution of this role transition, certification, and professional activities as these relate to advanced practice nursing. Also addressed are the changes in health care and their implications for advanced practice nursing. The impact of health care policy, managed care, as well as concepts related to financial responsibility within the health care delivery systems will be examined. This course provides the necessary strategies to address ethical issues for the health care professional. Research principles applicable to the advanced practice nurse will also be discussed and reinforced.

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Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8

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    History and Development of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

    • Explain the role of professional nursing organizations.
    • Evaluate the accepted code of ethics, the principles within the code, and its application to advanced practice.
    • Analyze the effect the media has on health care policymaking.
    • Analyze political strategies influencing health care.
    • Identify state and national legislative processes.
    • Analyze research and professional concepts applicable to the role of the advanced practice registered nurse.
    • Explain issues related to the regulatory and credentialing requirements of nurse practitioners.
    • Explore opportunities to become a change agent to address health policies that impact the advanced practice nurse.
    • Explore professional opportunities to develop interprofessional relationships within advanced practice nursing.
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