Devry NR-506 Healthcare Policy Full Course

Devry NR-506 Healthcare Policy Full Course

 

NR 506 week 1 discussion


The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing (graded)

Please discuss the four spheres of political action in nursing. In addition, please develop a brief argument sharing how these spheres are interconnected and overlapping by applying an example from your practice. What are some ethical considerations here?
NR 506 week 2 discussion


Policy-Priority Selection (graded)

Identify your selected healthcare policy priority and discuss the rationale for your selection. Describe the model of policy making that you feel would be best applied to your policy issue and the rationale for selecting this modePolicy-Priority Selection (graded)

Discuss an ineffective healthcare policy that you personally experienced in your practice and describe the issues that you feel made it unsuccessful. Using incrementalism as the policy making model, describe how you would work to make it a more effective policy.

 

NR 506 week 3 discussion


Effective Coalition Leadership (graded)

Describe the various elements necessary for effective leadership within a coalition. How does this apply to your professional practice or life?
Consider your chosen policy priority. How can you use evidence-based research to demonstrate the relationship of nursing practice to outcomes in your policy priority?

 

NR 506 week 4 discussion


Challenges in Lobbying Strategies (graded)

Discuss the best approach for communicating with your local legislator or policymaker in your policy-priority issue. What is your rationale for this approach?
It is vital to communicate effectively in policy and politics. Analyze two communication skills that are critical to implementing your policy-priority issue.

 

NR 506 week 5 discussion


Drivers of High Performance Healthcare Systems (graded)

 

Select two drivers (for example quality, cost, and access) of high performance healthcare systems and apply it to your current work situation. The application could demonstrate the presence of the driver in a positive manner or it could acknowledge the presence of a concern.
Levels of Government Involved in Healthcare Policy Making (graded)

Review the assigned article for this week, Buerhaus, P. I. (2010). Healthcare payment reform: Implications for nurses. Nursing Economics, 28(1), 49–54.

An emerging political issue is to change the way healthcare providers are compensated to control healthcare spending. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers and can make the greatest impact on the healthcare system. Compare and contrast two advantages versus the disadvantages of the policy to disentangle nursing costs from the patient room charges and/or organization charges. How can this policy affect your policy priority? Is there evidence?

 

NR 506 week 6 discussion


Using the Media (graded)


Given the power of the media, discuss how you would use an opinion editorial, a personal interview, websites, texting, Facebook, Twitter, and/or blogs to influence public opinion relative to your policy priority. What issues about media and electronic social networking do you need to consider? Why?

 

Given the power of the media, discuss how you would use an opinion editorial, a personal interview, websites, texting, Facebook, Twitter, and/or blogs to influence public opinion relative to your policy priority. What issues about media and electronic social networking do you need to consider? Why?

 

NR 506 week 7 discussion


RN as Healthcare Policy Leader (graded)


As a health policy professional leader, communicating with lay audiences is an important skill in promoting the health of the community for master prepared registered nurses. Develop a concise position statement reflecting the research findings and recommendations by experts as they relate to workplace support for breast feeding mothers, medical marijuana services in the community, genetic testing or applications of stem cell research, transgender care, abortion, end-of-life care, or a community service administered by Family Nurse Practitioners (if you pick this one be specific about the type of community service the FNP would work in or manage).

 

Population Based Care (graded)

Find an article that describes holistic care of a client with a chronic illness. As a leader in healthcare policy, what additional healthcare policy changes would you advocate for to improve the health of this population?

 

NR 506 week 8 discussion


Global Policy Reform (graded)


Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in NR 506 on healthcare systems, politics, and health policy. Read the article that is linked below and share insights as how to make informed decisions on nursing practice and patient outcomes on a global basis. In addition, state how you will apply what you have learned in this course to your upcoming practicum experience. Note: it is welcome but not necessary to post your own references this week in your discussion responses. Enjoy the reading and simply reflect with us.

Read the.proquest.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu/docview/1029876233?accountid=147674″>articleby Kohl, H.W., Craig, C. L., Lambert, E.V., Inoue, S., Alkandari, J.R., Leetonngin, G., Kahlmeier, K. (2012), a systems approach to dealing with the global issue of physical inactivity is discussed.
NR506 week 3 Your Policy Priority Issue
Your Policy Priority Issue Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to: a) identify and reflect upon key concepts related to your planning a policymaker call b) provide empirical evidence to support new insights gained regarding your healthcare policy issue and the policymaking process, and c) present ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
(CO#1) Analyze application of theories to the development of policies that affect nursing and health care. (PO 9, 10)
(CO#3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2, 3, 10)
(CO#4) Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of healthcare policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)
(CO#6) Investigate the interrelationship between policy decisions and evidence-based practice. (PO4, 7, 10)
Due DateSunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3
Total Points:175 points
Requirements
Assignment Criteria for Presentation:
1. Provide an introduction to your healthcare policy-priorityissue and the title or name of your legislator.
2. Articulate key points under each of the Formulating a Healthcare Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1 sections.
3. Provide a critique of empirical evidence that supports your chosen healthcare policy-priority issue and analysis.
4. Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen healthcare policy-priority issue to nursing.
5. Provide concluding statements summarizingthe content.
6. The paper will be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum offive pages in length,in APA format 6th edition,excluding the title and reference page.
Preparing the Paper
After completing Formulating a Healthcare Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1, address all areas on the worksheet in the body of a scholarly paper. Include a minimum of five (5) classic or current references published within the past 5 years.
Category Points % Description
Introduction and Conclusion 35 20 Introduction clearly introduces your healthcare policy- priority issue and the title or name of your designated legislator.
Concluding statements summarizing content.

Key Points 40 23 Identification of all key points of your healthcare policy-priority issue (review sections of Healthcare Policy Ungraded Worksheet) are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.

Empirical Evidence 40 23 Provide a critique of empirical evidence thatsupports your chosen healthcare policy issue and analysis.

Impact and Importance to Nursing 35 20 Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen healthcare policy issue to nursing.

APA Format 10 6 Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.

Writing Quality 15 8 Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence, and paragraph format and punctuation.

Total 175 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
ContentPossible Points = 150 Points
Introduction clearly introduces your healthcare policy-priority issue. Concluding statements summarizing content are present.
35 Points 31 Points 28 Points 13 Points 0 Points
Introduction clearly introduces your healthcare policy-priority issue and the title or name of your designated legislator. Concluding statements summarizing content are present, clear, and well written.
Introduction introduces your healthcare policy-priority issue and the name or title of your designated legislator. Concluding statements summarizing content are present. Minor clarity or detail issues.
Introduction and conclusion are included; could include more details such as a specific healthcare policy-priority issue that a legislator could act upon or the name or title of the legislator; clarity or improvement of format.
Lacking introduction or conclusion.
No attempt made at introduction or conclusion.

Identification of all key points of your healthcare policy-priority issue are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Key points are well described, and analysis is fully articulated.
Key points are described with some lack of clarity, and/or analysis is lacking detail or clarity.
Key points are not well described, and/or analysis is lacking detail or clarity.
Key points or analysis is missing.
Key points and analysis is missing.

Empirical evidence supporting your healthcare policy-priority issue is clearly critiqued.
40 Points 35 Points 32 Points 15 Points 0 Points
Empirical evidence supporting your healthcare policy- priority issue is clearly critiqued in a comprehensive and accurate manner.
Empirical evidence supporting your healthcare policy- priority issue is critiqued but lacking clarity or not substantive.
Empirical evidence supporting your healthcare policy- priority issue is noted but not critiqued.
Empirical evidence supporting your healthcare policy priority issue is lacking.
No attempt made at providing empirical evidence.

Your healthcare policy- priority issue clearly demonstrates the impact and or importance of your issue to nursing or the intended impact to patient outcomes.
35 Points 31 Points 28 Points 13 Points 0 Points
Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice is thoroughly discussed.
Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice has rare inaccuracy.
Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice lacks occasional important elements or specificity.
Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice has multiple instances of inaccuracies.
Impact to patient outcomes or nursing practice has multiple instances of inaccuracies and is vague.

Content Subtotal_____of 150 points
Format Possible Points = 25 Points
APA Format: Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format 6thedition.
10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Paper is free from APA errors throughout.
There are 1-2 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s) There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s) There are 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s) There are 6 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s)
Writing Quality: Paper is appropriate in length. References include a minimum of 5 scholarly references excluding the course text. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work.
15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Paper is appropriate in length. References include more than the minimum number of scholarly references, excluding the course text. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work.
Paper is short/long in length and/or contains a minimum of scholarly references excluding course text, or references utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with1-2 exceptions.
Paper is short/long in length and contains only 1 scholarly reference. Additional references are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions.
Paper is short/long two or more pages in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 5 errors.
Paper is short/long two or more pages in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 6 or more errors.

Format Subtotal_____of 25 points
Total Points_____of 175 point
NR506 week 5 Planning Your Visit(Part A)


Planning Your Visit(Part A)


Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to: (a) identify communication strategies that support an effective policy making-presentation/visit(CO #2);(b) deliver a message andmake recommendations (CO #2,3), and (c) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner. (CO#3)
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
(CO #2) Employ strategies to affect the development, implementation, and consequences of policies at the institutional, local, national, and international levels. (PO 4, 8, 10)
(CO #3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2,3,10)
(CO #4) Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of health care policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)
(CO #5) Advocate for institutional, local, national, and international policies that influence health care and its consumers and nurses and their nursing practice. (PO2,10)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5
Total Points: 100points
Requirements
Assignment Criteria for Presentation
1. Introduce your chosen policy issue, the current status, and an overview of your plan for a legislative visit.
2. Articulate key communication strategies involved in your approach to the legislator including plan, message, and recommendations; see Worksheet 2 and again, the focus is on evidence-based communication techniques for effective healthcare policy visit to the legislator.
3. Provide an analysis of empirical evidence of effective communication strategies and techniques to support an effective visit and follow-up to the legislator.
4. Provide specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.
5. Provide concluding statements summarizingthe content.
6. Paper will be 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages, and in APA format 6thedition.
7. Five non-text book references are required as minimum.
Preparing the Paper
Following completion of Planning Your Visit Ungraded Worksheet 2, target communication strategies that support an effective policymaking visit. Include a minimum of five (5) classic references or current references (published within the past 5 years) that support your policy plan, the message, recommendations, and follow-up.
Category Points % Description
Introduction and Conclusion 10 10 Introductionbriefly identifies your healthcare policy-priority issue, the policy itself and legislator with a plan for the policymaker visit/presentation. Concluding statements summarize content.

Empirical Evidence 50 50 Empirical evidence identifies effective communication strategies and techniqueswith follow-up supporting your visit to the legislator.

Specific Examples 20 20 Provide specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.

APA Format 10 10 Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 6thedition.

Writing Quality 10 10 Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence and paragraph format, and punctuation are followed. Paper length appropriate.

Total 100 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
ContentPossible Points = 100 Points
Introduction and Conclusion 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Introduction briefly identifiesyour healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislator with a plan for the policymaker visit/presentation.Concluding statements summarizing content have no inaccuracy.
Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislatorwith a plan for policymaker visit/presentation has rare inaccuracy.Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity.
Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself, and legislator with a plan for policymaker visit/presentation lacks occasional important element or specificity.Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity.
Introduction of your healthcare/policy-priority issue, policy itself and legislator with a plan for a policymaker visit/presentation has multiple instances of inaccuracies or is lacking content.Concluding statements have multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks content.
No attempt at introduction or conclusion.

Empirical Evidence 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points
Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator is clearly articulated.
Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator has a few inaccuracies.
Empirical evidence ofeffective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator has multiple instances of inaccuracies or lacks detail/articulation.
Empirical evidence of effective communication strategies and techniques with follow-up supporting your healthcare policy-priority visit to the legislator is missing.
No attempt at providing Empirical evidence.

Specific Examples 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentationto nursing and has no inaccuracy and is clearly articulated.
Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing and lacks occasional important elements or specificity and/or lacks clarity.
Provides specific examples of the impact and/or importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing and has multiple instances of inaccuracies and/or lacks clarity.
No specific examples of the impact OR importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.
No specific examples of the impact AND importance of a successful visit/presentation to nursing.

Content Subtotal_____of80 points
Format Possible Points = 20 Points
APA Format: 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.
There are 1–2 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).
There are 3–4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).
There are 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).
There are 6 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s).

Writing Quality.
10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Paper is appropriate in length. References include the minimum of five (5) scholarly references,excluding the course text.Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work.
Paper is short or long in length and/or contains fewer than 5 but more than 1 scholarly reference, excluding course text, or references utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with1–2 exceptions.
Paper is short or long in length and contains only 1 scholarly reference. Additional references are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3–4 exceptions.
Paper is two or more pages short or long in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 5 errors Paper is two or more pages short or long in length and does not contain scholarly references. References utilized are not scholarly. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are not followed with 6 or more errors.

Format Subtotal_____of20 points
Total Points_____of100 points

 

NR506 week 7 Policymaker Electronic Presentation
Policymaker Electronic Presentation
Guidelines and Grading Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to: (a) identify and reflect upon key concepts related to your policymaker visit (CO #3); (b) provide empirical evidence to support new insights gained regarding your policy issue and the policymaking process (CO #6); and (c) present ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner (CO #3).
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
(CO#1) Analyze application of theories to the development of policies that affect nursing and health care. (PO 9, 10)
(CO#3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2,3, 10)
(CO#6) Investigate the interrelationship between policy decisions and evidence-based practice. (PO 4, 7 10)
Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7
Total Points:275 points
Requirements
Assignment Criteria for Presentation
1. Describe your visit/presentation, including any PowerPoint presentation materials that you utilizedduring your policymaker visit. Limit these slides to five slides in this project (of the 15 total slides). This includes any handouts that you left with the policymaker.
2. Discuss the response of the policymaker to your message/ask/recommendation(s).
3. Reflect on the process, follow-up plans, insights gained about the issue and process, and support with evidence.
4. Describe possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting and their importance to nursing.
5. Provide concluding statements summarizingthe content.
6. Develop a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes in APA format, not including title and reference slides. Write speaker notes sufficient enough to enable someone to take over or give the presentation other than you.
Preparing the Presentation
After completing Policymaker Visit Ungraded Worksheet 3, develop an electronic presentation to describe, analyze, and reflect upon your policymaking visit. Include 5 slides from thePowerPoint presentation that you would have used during an actual policymaker visit. Include a minimum of five (5) classic or current references within the past 5 years that specifically support insights gained regarding your policy issue and the policymaking process.
Category Points % Description
Visit Description 50 18 Clearly describes the policymaking visit/presentation (includes no more than 5 slides from actual presentation)
Policymaker Response 50 18 Slides and speaker notes discuss responses of policymaker to your message/ask/recommendation(s).

Reflections on Process 50 18 Reflections on process (including supportive evidence), follow-up, and insights gained (issue and process) are clearly described in slide and speaker notes.

Future Opportunities 50 18 Describe possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting/presentation and their importance to nursing.

Conclusions 45 16 Concluding statements summarize content.

APA format 15 6 Slides, speaker notes, and references are completely consistent with APA format.

Presentation/Writing 15 6 Slide and speaker notes content are accurate.Presentation slides are professional in appearance and tone.Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. Balance among space, words/graphics, and color is effective.

Total 275 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 245 Points
Visit Description 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points
Clearly describes the policymaking visit/presentation (includes actual presentation) Description of visit/presentation has rare inaccuracy.
Description of visit/presentation lacks occasional important element or specificity.
Description of visit/presentation has multiple instances of inaccuracies or is not addressed Does not identify, define or describe the healthcare policy..

Policymaker Response 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points
Slides and speaker notes discuss response of policymaker to your message/ask/recommendation(s) and is clearly articulated.
Slides and speaker notes discussing policymaker response has rare inaccuracy.
Slides and speaker notes discussing policymaker response occasionally inaccurate or lacks occasional important elements or specificity.
Slides and speaker notes discussing policymaker response has multiple inaccuracies or lacks sufficient level of detail.
Slides and speaker notes do not discuss the policymaker response.

Reflections on Process 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points
Reflections on process (including supportive evidence), follow-up,and insights gained (issue and process) are clearly described in slide and speaker notes.
Reflection on process, supportive evidence, follow-up, and insights gained has rare inaccuracy within slides and speaker notes.
Occasionally inaccurate within slides and speaker notes or lacks occasional important elements or specificity.
Reflection on process, evidence, follow-up, and insights is inaccurate within slides and speaker notes or lacks sufficient detail.
There is no reflection on process.

Future Opportunities 50 Points 44 Points 40 Points 19 Points 0 Points
Clearly describes possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting and their importance to nursing.
Describes possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting and their importance to nursing with need for further detail or clarity.
Clearly describes possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting but no mention of importance to nursing.
Minimal description of possible future opportunities as a result of this meeting and no discussion of importance to nursing.
Does not describe possible future opportunities or their importance to nursing.

Conclusion 45 Points 40 Points 36 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarize content in a clear and articulated manner.
Concluding statements summarizing content have rare inaccuracy or lack of minor details/clarity.
Concluding statements lack occasional important element or specificity.
Concluding statements have multiple instances of inaccuracies or little detail.
No conclusion.

Content Subtotal _____of 245 points
Format
Possible Points = 30 Points
APA format 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Slides, speaker notes, and references are completely are free from APA errors throughout.
There are 2-3 APA format errors.
There are 4-6 APA format errors.
There are 6-7 APA format errors.
Eight or more errors in APA, grammar, spelling and syntax and/or citations are missing
Presentation/Writing 15 Points 13 Points 12 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Slide and speaker notes content are accurate.Presentation slides are professional in appearance and tone. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work. Balance among space, words/graphics, and color is effective.
Presentations slides are professional in appearance and tone with rare exceptions.Slides are+1 of required number.Speaker notes contain presentation content with rare repetition of slides. Speaker notes lack minor detail or clarity.
Presentation slides are professional in appearance and tone with occasional areas needing improvements in style.Slides are+2 of required number.Speaker notes contain presentation content with occasional repetition of slides. Speaker notes lack detail or clarity.
Most presentation slides are not professional in appearance and tone with numerous areas needing improvements in style.Slides are+3 of required number.Speaker notes contain presentation content withmultiple repetitions of slides or lack significant detail.
Presentation includes numerous crowded slides and has no flow.

Format Subtotal _____of 30 points
Total Points _____of 275 points