NR 506 Week 1 Discussion, The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing
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
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 model.
NR 506 Week 3 Discussion, Effective Coalition Leadership
Locate a state or national coalition advocating for your approved healthcare policy concern. Who are the coalition partners and is there an identified leader? Can you identify successes indicating strong leadership? What can you add to the content for your upcoming interview from the work of this coalition?
NR 506 Week 4 Discussion, Challenges in Lobbying
Discuss the best approach for communicating with your local legislator or policymaker in your policy-priority issue. What is your rationale for this approach?
NR 506 Week 5 Discussion, Healthcare Systems
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.
NR 506 Week 6 Discussion, Using the Media
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
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 …..by Family Nurse Practitioners (if you pick this one be specific about the type of community service the FNP would work in or manage).
NR 506 Week 8 Discussion, Global Policy Reform
Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in NR 506 on healthcare systems, politics, and health policy. Read the article that is …..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. Enjoy the reading and simply reflect with us. Read the article by 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.