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NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 1 Discussion

Nurse Practitioner Timeline

Read the Historical Timeline located on the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) website to develop a better understanding on the history of the nurse practitioner (NP) profession.

Analyze historical factors contributing to the development of advanced practice nursing roles.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

What has happened over time that has made NPs what they are today?

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 2 Discussion

Regulated Scope of Practice

Review the State Practice Environment regulatory map on the AANP website to learn details about how state laws and regulations impact a Nurse Practitioner’s (NP) practice environment.

Select 2 states (one being the state in which you will practice) with different scopes of practice regulations for an NP.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Describe the practice in the state according to their model, whether it be full, reduced, or restricted, and discuss the following:

Licensure and certification

Educational requirements

Prescribing privileges

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 3 Discussion

Incorporating Strategies into Practice

Watch the Dr. Jean Watson – Caring Science, Mindful Practice webinar.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Address something interesting you learned from the video that you can incorporate into your practice as a Nurse Practitioner to ensure quality of care.

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 4 Discussion

NP Professional Challenges

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Describe the challenges faced by Nurse Practitioners (NP) regarding professional relationships.

What types of professional relationship challenges do you anticipate having as an NP?

How will you deal with these challenges?

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 5 Discussion

Media’s Effect on Health Care

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

How does the media influence patients’ requests for medications, testing, and treatments?

What implications does this have on how a Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides care?

As an NP, how could you utilize the media’s influence to improve how you provide care?

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 6 Discussion

Practicing in a Pandemic

Read Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

It’s essential to understand the changes happening across the landscape of telehealth services due to recent policy changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s article listed above, telehealth has been a vital approach to delivering “acute, chronic, primary and specialty care” during this unpresented crisis (para. 2).

As telehealth is needed to provide virtual care during the pandemic and beyond, consider the following and respond in a minimum of 175 words:

How can telehealth help provide quality care to patients?

Which strategy do you believe is most crucial to increase the telehealth uptake? Why?

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 7 Discussion

Financing Health Care

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Discuss 3 advantages and disadvantages of single-payer medicine.

What barriers exist to having universal health care in the United States?

How might these barriers be overcome?

 

NRP508 Health Policy And Role Of The Advanced Practice Nurse

Week 8 Discussion

How to Measure Quality

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

How will you measure quality in your Nurse Practitioner (NP) practice?

Who do you expect to review your practice for quality?

Who sets standards for quality in NP practice?

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