Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

NUR 527 - Health Policy & Finance: Application for Advanced Practice Nurses


This course examines the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy on local, national, and global levels and the impact a nurse can have on healthcare policy change. This course will introduce students to policy and politics, including how legislation is developed and how a nurse functioning as a change agent and advocate can influence policy.

Discussions on the impact of health financing and reimbursement will allow the student to develop insight into considerations for individual nursing practice. Additionally, the course will integrate practice experiences with the ability to analyze the policy process and the ability to engage in politically competent action. The issues of access, quality and cost with particular attention to health disparities and overuse will be explored. Finally, this course will allow the student to consider the impact of current and proposed health care reform law and its impact on key healthcare stakeholders.

(Cr: 3