College of Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences Division of Nursing, Graduates Studies Fall 2015 Health Policy Project Guidelines The Primary purpose of the course is to develop a working knowledg e of how health policies are created and the manner in which nurses , especially advance practice nurses can influence the process. The health policy project is an opportunity for the graduate nursing student to gain a first – hand enactment of the legislatio n or the regulatory process and to take an advocacy role in the process through the application of well – defined action plan. The project will involve full completion of a mock White House Fellowship Application. The paper that results from this p roject is due Sun day, at midnight on November 1 st . 1. Begin your for the essay in this application by outlining your informed position on the legislation/regulation issue. Answer the following questions and submit on 9/20/2015 at midnight, in writing , via Blackboa rd Safe Assign. Use APA (6 th ed.) format. a. Do you support the legislation /regulation? b. W hat would you change to support your position? c. H ow does your position impact advance practice nursing ? d. List the do cumentation (references) that will suppo rt your position? 2. Identify a local, state or federal health policy issue you are interested in. This may be a bill being proposed currently under debate in the appropriate legislative, a law being impl emented pending regulations, a proposed regulatio n, or an idea you have for a bill or regulation. 3 . Define the issue fully explaining : 1. Ob jective and anticipated outcome of the proposed legislation or regulation 2. B ackground contributing to the legislation/regulation formation 3. I mpact of the l egislation/regulation on existing health care policies 4. I mplications of the legislation for advance practice nursing 5. Identify position of stakeholders of legislation/regulation 6. Obstacles and b arriers influencing passage or implementation of the legislation/regulation 7 . F actors favor ing passage or implementation of the legislation/regulation 8. Discuss position of opposing groups, against the legislation/regulation ; include their views 9. Discuss the economic impact of the legislation. 4 . In formation for the essay in this application may be gathered from (1) peer reviewed journals (between 2010 and present) ; (2) analysis of government documents; (3) interview s of legislative members , aides , regulatory staff; and (4 ) interview of selected inte rest group member
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