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Influencing The Future Of Nursing And Health Care

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The role of advanced practice nurses in today's health care environment provides numerous opportunities and responsibilities. Nursing's potential for improving the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities is examined. Strategies for involvement in shaping health care policy are developed.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Impact of Policy and Politics in Health Care, Nursing, and the Local Community

    • Analyze the opportunity of each nurses' individual role in policy and politics as it relates to the future care for patients.
    • Appraise the role of professional organizations in policy and politics at the local, state, and national levels.

    Cultural Diversity and Globalization Impact

    • Describe four ways in which diversity affects the delivery of nursing care to families, individuals, and communities.
    • Explore the impact of shifting demographics on the decisions made for resource allocation of health services.
    • Describe a multi-generational plan for a team-oriented work environment.

    Changing Roles for Nurses

    • Compare and contrast the role of today's nursing with nursing roles in the past.
    • Identify strategies for positioning nursing, as a profession and advanced practice nurses specifically, in the future in response to projected physician and allied health worker shortages.

    Challenges and Opportunities to Nursing Delivery

    • Examine the impact of scarce resources and the limited access to care and the potential nursing strategies to fill the gap.
    • Describe five influencing factors related to today's health care environment.
    • Analyze the impact of degree advancement, or the lack of degree advancement on the nursing profession.

    Impact of Policy in Health Care and Nursing

    • Identify the stakeholders in health care policy development in terms of their demands, rights, and needs.
    • Review the historical background and progression of key health care regulatory agencies.
    • Compare the state and federal legislative and financial responses to the current nursing shortage, including the effectiveness of them as short- and long-term outcomes of the strategies.

    Impact of Politics in Health Care and Nursing

    • Identify the stakeholders in health care policy development in terms of their demands, rights, and needs.
    • Analyze the current and future directions of certification and licensure of health care facilities and their potential impact on nursing.
    • Analyze the legislative mandated nurse to patient ratio agenda and the impact for organizations, patients, and the nursing profession.
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