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NUR-810 Health, Healthcare Policy, and Politics

In this course, students enhance skills to analyze health policy, develop and implement health policy in institutions and government, and advocate for sound health policies. Health policy content addresses the interplay of access, cost, and quality in healthcare; quality assessment; financing; governance; delivery; and the social justice of policies affecting health. Students will examine this interplay from the patient, nursing workforce, and organization perspectives. Policy and advocacy concepts will be reinforced by examining how they are demonstrated in specific policy initiatives, such as the Affordable Care Act, and the impact they have on the behavior and outcomes of patients, nurses, and healthcare organizations.

Credits: 3

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