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Health Policy and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse




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Course level: NUR Graduate

This course discusses the history and development of advanced practice nursing roles and competencies, as well as the organizational and regulatory scope of practice. Students examine the impact and evolution of role transition, certification, and professional activities. Health care changes and their impact on advanced practice nursing are addressed. The impact of health care policy, managed care, and concepts related to financial responsibility within health care delivery systems are examined. This course provides the health care professional with the necessary strategies to address ethical issues. Research principles applicable to advanced practice nursing are discussed and reinforced. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

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Course Outcomes

  • Explore legal and regulatory requirements for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Analyze the code of ethics related to advanced nursing practice.
  • Explore opportunities to become a change agent/advocate to address health policies that impact the advanced practice nurse.
  • Evaluate how policy affects health care financing.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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