Healthcare Policies in Nursing

Healthcare Policies in Nursing




Debate current healthcare policy as it relates to nursing practice.


You are a nursing member of a healthcare organization on a policy subcommittee. The subcommittee has been asked to prepare an advocacy policy brief on a current policy that can be presented for facility adoption. As an active nurse advocate, it is important your voice is heard on a matter important to you as this is your chance to influence policy.


Prepare a policy brief. Identify and support your stance by addressing the following:

  • Explain your selected healthcare policy.
    • Address the background of the problem requiring the policy.
    • Address how the policy is relevant to your nursing practice or area of interest.
    • Identify if this policy impacts practice at the local, state and/or national level.
  • Evaluate how this policy could impact health care and further explain how this policy would influence nursing practice.
  • Provide evidence to support your stance on how you can implement the current policy.
    • Explain ways you can assist in implementing this policy as a nurse advocate.