Assignment: Delivery, And Policy In Healthcare

Assignment: Delivery, And Policy In Healthcare
Assignment: Delivery, And Policy In Healthcare
Course Description
Three hours per week theory. Prerequisite: Permission of nursing faculty. This course will explore
epidemiological, sociopolitical, and cultural factors that influence population and global health. Health
policy, including how it is formulated as well as its impact on clinical practice and healthcare delivery, will be
considered. The nurse’s role as an advocate for healthcare policy and health promotion will be explored.
Course Objectives
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
• Analyze epidemiological, social, and environmental factors to assess the health status of populations
• Critique cultural and ethical dilemmas resulting from health policy implementation including the impact
on population health
• Evaluate theories and research relevant to promoting and preserving the health of populations
• Critique a multidisciplinary program plan that promotes and preserves the health of a population
• Explain the advanced practice nurse’s role in influencing regulatory, legislative, and public policy to
promote health and prevent disease
• Explore the nature of emerging healthcare systems and the potential impact on health policy development
and implementation
• Analyze the impact of health policy on organizational effectiveness including nursing care delivery systems
• Articulate the relationship between health policy, regulatory controls and economic implications within the
healthcare delivery system
Topic Outline
• Healthcare delivery systems including the U.S. healthcare system
• Nurses as advocates for healthcare policy
• Healthcare organization and delivery
• Health promotion and disease prevention
• Community health education: past and present
• Settings and roles for community health programs
• Planning and evaluating health education programs
Teaching Strategies
• Lecture/Discussion
• Assigned Readings
• Written Projects
Evaluation Methods
Class discussion (16 @ 15 points each) 240 points
Healthcare Policy Analysis Paper 135 points
Legislative Impact website and email 100 points
Community Health Program Evaluation
presentation 125 points
Total 600 points
Final Grade
The course grade will be determined by summing the number of points the student receives. Letter grades will
be assigned according to the following point accumulations
A 549–600 points
A- 537–548 points
B+ 525–536 points
B 489–524 points
B- 477 – 488 points
C+ 447–476 points (passes but on academic probation)
Below this level – course is failed
C 417–446
F 416 points and below
NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare | iii10/12/2015
Required Textbooks
Kovner, A. R. & Knickman, J. R. (Eds.). (2015) Health care delivery in the United States, (10th ed.). New
York: Springer Publishing Company
Milstead. J. A. (2016). Health policy and politics. A nurse’s guide, (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and
Bartlett Learning.
Recommended Textbooks and Journals
Additional articles may be posted at the professor’s discretion.
Classroom Policies
Policies regarding attendance, tardiness, examinations, promotion, and written assignments are stated in the
School of Nursing Handbook. Students are responsible for knowing these policies and adhering to them.
Honor Code Integration of professional values in nursing education is essential for the development of ethical conduct and
for the ability of nurses to function in healthcare systems. To underscore the importance of truth, honesty,
and accountability, students, faculty, and staff in the Jacksonville University School of Nursing adhere to the
following honor code:
“I do not lie, cheat, steal, or condone those who do.” Egregious academic misconduct will result in dismissal
from the School of Nursing.
Academic Integrity Misconduct Policy Students are responsible for reading and adhering to the Jacksonville University Academic Integrity
Misconduct Policy. This policy can be found in the Jacksonville University Academic Catalog:
Disability-Related Information
Any student with a visible or non-visible disability who requests “reasonable accommodation” to his or her
condition should provide medical and/or psychological documentation of the disability to the Student Life
Office and refer to the information in the JU catalog and Student Online Handbook for additional information
regarding student disabilities. A student with a learning disability should weigh carefully with his/her advisor
the requirements of the nursing program in order to ascertain its suitability, given the nature of the disability.

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