Posted: January 8th, 2017

Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care.

Assignment 2: Health Policy Presentation

Assignment 2: Health Policy Presentation

The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced practice nurse and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue. There are many potential issues which can influence your practice setting or other issue which may negatively affect the patients with whom you work. All of the course reading will help you to identify a topic for this assignment. You can think about the issue as related to your health promotion project. The policy you consider may be in reaction to the health promotion issue or something larger that is still related to that issue. There are hundreds of possible issues, but here is a list of a few to consider:

Child and elder care

Civil rights

Domestic violence

Drug abuse/addiction



Native American and migrant workers’ health

LONG TERM CARE ( I Choose this one)

Immigration/illegal aliens

Legislative issues affecting advanced practice nursing

Access to care

As you begin to work on the possible policy change: the following ideas and steps should be considered:

Definition and description of the issue

Exploration of the background of the issue


Issue statement or statement of clarity

Possible methods of addressing the issue

Goals and options for changes

Risks and benefits of the changes

Evaluation methodology

Recommendation or solution

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Identify the type of legislation, such as state, federal, scope of practice, reimbursement, loan repayment, or others.


Review of the literature consists of a minimum of 3–4 peer-reviewed articles and 6–7 other outside sources.


Describe the current policy or health policy issue and specify how it would impact nursing or healthcare.


Describe the specific aspects of the proposed policy or policy change.


Barriers to practice

Identify the individuals who would benefit from the policy change and explain where support for the change would be found.


Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care.


Provide an analysis of the policy from your point of view and how this will influence your practice.


Uses good writing skills, appropriate grammar, and application of APA formatting throughout paper, citations, and references.7- 8 pages without references




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