NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas Example Included

Discussion: Presidential Agendas Instructions

Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen has a stake in healthcare policy decisions. Hence, it is little wonder why healthcare items become such high-profile components of presidential agendas. It is also little wonder why they become such hotly debated agenda items.

Consider a topic that rises to the presidential level. How did each of the presidents (Trump, Obama, and Bush) handle the problem? What would you do differently?

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the importance of agenda setting.
  • Consider how federal agendas promote healthcare issues and how these healthcare issues become agenda priorities.

By Day 3 of Week 1

Post your response to the discussion question: Consider a topic that rises to the presidential level. How did each of the presidents (Trump, Obama, and Bush) handle the problem? What would you do differently?

By Day 6 of Week 1

Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days by expanding on their response and providing an example that supports their explanation or respectfully challenging their explanation and providing an example

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas Learning Resources

Required Readings

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 1, “Informing Public Policy: An Important Role for Registered Nurses” (pp. 11–13 only)
  • Chapter 2, “Agenda Setting: What Rises to a Policymaker’s Attention?” (pp. 17–36)
  • Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 171–180)
  • Chapter 12, “An Insider’s Guide to Engaging in Policy Activities”
    • “Creating a Fact Sheet” (pp. 217-221)

DeMarco, R., & Tufts, K. A. (2014). The mechanics of writing a policy brief. Nursing Outlook, 62(3), 219–224. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.04.002

Kingdon, J.W. (2001). A model of agenda-setting with applications. Law Review M.S.U.-D.C.L., 2(331) 

Lamb, G., Newhouse, R., Beverly, C., Toney, D. A., Cropley, S., Weaver, C. A., Kurtzman, E., … Peterson, C. (2015). Policy agenda for nurse-led care coordination. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 521–530. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.06.003.

O’Rourke, N. C., Crawford, S. L., Morris, N. S., & Pulcini, J. (2017). Political efficacy and participation of nurse practitioners. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 18(3), 135–148. doi:10.1177/1527154417728514

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing Practice, Pope, A. M., Snyder, M. A., & Mood, L. H. (Eds.). (n.d.). Nursing health, & environment: Strengthening the relationship to improve the public’s health. (n.d.). A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from (n.d.). Executive departments. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from

The White House. (n.d.). The cabinet. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from

Document: Agenda Comparison Grid Template (Word document)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Setting the Agenda [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas Example Approach

A presidential plan consists of a list of issues or problems to which the presidential administration at any given time is paying close and serious attention to them. Some of the issues that rise to presidential levels are healthcare-related problems like a highly infectious disease outbreak. Notifiable diseases are also included in the presidential agenda. The chosen topic to discuss is a pandemic like coronavirus. Coronavirus pandemic is currently on every president’s agenda due to its impact on all aspects of life since 2019.

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas

In many countries and states, Covid 19 has led to healthcare supply shortages, increased mortality rate, and social and economic impacts negatively affecting the lives of country people. For example, the issuance of a country’s lockdown decreased the country’s economic activity. In the United States, Trump’s administration played a crucial role in handling the pandemic.

First was issuing the country’s lockdown to prevent entry into the state’s borders. The aim was to decrease the spread of coronavirus from other countries such as China. The presidential administration acted as the last resort supplier. Due to poor national planning and appropriate government guidelines, coronavirus outbreak trajectories and community spread worsened (Kates et al., 2020).

Additionally, the president issued social distancing policies and stay-at-home orders to reduce coronavirus spread after the spike in the coronavirus infected numbers. In April, Trump encouraged the reopening of the country and schools even before the reopening metrics were met. Although the president gave conflicting messages to the public about covid 19 transmissions and treatment, the research bodies could correct and provide the proper recommendations (Kates et al., 2020).

Biden’s presidential administration handled coronavirus with more effective measures that proved appropriate to control the disease. He mounted a national emergency response strategy to decrease the virus spread, protect frontline workers, and save lives. He introduced a plan encouraging the federal government to be at the forefront in COVID- 19 response strategies such as managing healthcare supplies used to prevent, control, and treat coronavirus, contact tracing, and increasing coronavirus testing capacity (Kates et al., 2020).

Another approach is increasing critical supplies needed to curb the spread of covid 19, such as personal protective equipment. The president took the responsibility of providing essential supplies to the state and even tribes.

The defense production act was established to increase the production of supplies such as masks and other types of equipment to increase supply, especially in hard-to-reach areas which are primarily affected. The hospital equipment such as ventilators and intensive care supplies increased as covid 19 mainly affects the respiratory system. He also allowed public access to covid 19 information through the media (Holzer & Newbold, 2020).

The current president is fighting against the covid 19 pandemic by providing covid 19 vaccines to all people, even schoolchildren. The vaccines have been made available to the high-risk populations and hard-to-reach areas to increase the percentage of people vaccinated, promoting herd immunity (Maves et al., 2020).

In addressing the pandemic, I would not do anything different from what President Biden did because his approaches seem effective in preventing the spread of the disease. First, I would invest in technology and scientific research related to the pandemic to understand the disease and treat it. The research would lead to the production of vaccines to curb the disease.

Additionally, I would put more effort into increasing the vaccine coverage, especially to the resistant populations since there are many unvaccinated people in the country. Lastly, strict testing, quarantine, and isolation guidelines would be part of my efforts.

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas References

Holzer, M., & Newbold, S. P. (2020). A call for action: public administration, public policy, and public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Review of Public Administration, 50(6-7):450-454.

Kates, J., Michaud, J., Levitt, L., Pollitz, K., Neuman, T., Long, M., Rudowitz, R., Musumeci, M., Freed, M., & Cubanski, J. (2020). Comparing Trump and Biden on COVID-19. Retrieved from

Maves, R. C., Downar, J., Dichter, J. R., Hick, J. L., Devereaux, A., Geiling, J. A., Kissoon, N., Hupert, N., Niven, A. S., King, M. A., Rubinson, L. L., Hanfling, D., Hodge, J. G., Jr, Marshall, M. F., Fischkoff, K., Evans, L. E., Tonelli, M. R., Wax, R. S., Seda, G., Parrish, J. S., & ACCP Task Force for Mass Critical Care (2020). Triage of Scarce Critical Care Resources in COVID-19 An Implementation Guide for Regional Allocation: An Expert Panel Report of the Task Force for Mass Critical Care and the American College of Chest Physicians. Chest, 158(1), 212–225.

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas Example 2

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, at least 70 million American adults are obese. Kopp (2019) indicates that in the US, 19% of young adults between 2 and 19 years old and 49% of adults suffer from obesity, which increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Additionally, obesity costs the healthcare system $147 billion annually in lost work hours and treatment costs.

Non-communicable, lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, certain types of cancers, chronic respiratory disease, cognitive impairment, diabetes, and obesity are the leading causes of death today. Sompayrac and Linehart (2018) indicate that specific social determinants of health, such as poverty, income inequality, wealth inequality, food insecurity, and the lack of safe, affordable housing, have important implications for health risks and the ability to attain health insurance coverage for African Americans. Quadagno and Lanford (2019) also relate childhood obesity and adult obesity. Children who are obese are also likely to grow into older adults.

How the Current and Previous Presidents Have Handled the Issue

Trump’s administration did not do much to stop the obesity epidemic from growing further (Byrne, 2020). Instead of increasing the efforts towards funding anti-obesity programs, the administration mainly focused on defunding and reversing programs established by Obama’s administration. Consequently, there was a significant increase in obesity from 37.7% in 2018 to 42.4% during his administration. Trump’s administration bowed to the needs of the food companies, increasing the growth of fast-food restaurants, especially in low-income neighborhoods.

n the other hand, the President Biden administration has had to grapple with a worsening rate of childhood obesity, which has risen from 36% to 46% for children between 5 and 11 years during the pandemic. Under the President’s Department of Agriculture (USDA), there has been an increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because Americans need more calories in their diets. With the current overweight and obesity figures, this decision by the USDA makes it challenging to regulate weight gain among children.

What Would I Do Differently?

To diminish the obesity and overweight epidemic, I would increase population education on healthy dietary options and food portion sizes. Sompayrac and Linehart (2018) indicate lower education can lead to higher obesity levels. The positive effect of education on obesity is attributed to greater access to health-related information, improved ability to handle the information by the educated, more precise perception of the risks associated with lifestyle choices, and increased self-control. Individuals with greater access to health-related information are more likely to remain consistent with their dietary choices than individuals with lower education levels.

Further, I would engage nurses and other healthcare providers to take time and educate the communities on the best dietary options based on their income level, height, and food options. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in America and is exacerbated by the patient’s weight and lifestyle choices, if the communities can eat healthier and maintain the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity daily, hospitals will not be overrun by patients with lifestyle-related health issues (Quadagno & Lanford, 2019).

I would also develop policies that demand a certain number of grocery stores per population to ensure that even low-income neighborhoods access vegetables and fruits. Finally, I would call for tax increases on fast-food restaurants and lower taxes on healthy food options to make vegetables and fruits more affordable to low-income households.

NURS 6050 Discussion Presidential Agendas References

Block, R. (2020). Review of The Obama Legacy. American Review of Politics37(1), 188–191.

Byrne, P. J. (2020). Trump’s legacy. News Weekly, (3083), 14–15.

Kopp, W. (2019). How Western diet and lifestyle drive the pandemic of obesity and civilization diseases. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome And Obesity: Targets And Therapy, 12, 2221. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S216791

Sompayrac, J., &Linehart Trundle, K. (2018). Obesity: The Elephant in the Room We Can No Longer Afford to Ignore. Journal of Health Ethics14(2), 2.

Quadagno, J., & Lanford, D. (2019). The Obama health care legacy: The origins, implementation, and effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010. In Looking Back on President Barack Obama’s Legacy (pp. 69-92). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01545-9_4

NURS 6050 Assignment 1: Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief

Healthcare has been discussed in national debates since the early 70s. This agenda dates back to the administration of the second president of the US, John Adams. During his reign, he signed legislation that stated 20 cents from sailors’ monthly paychecks must be set apart to cover the sailors’ medical expenses. This was the first milestone in US healthcare legislation. Ever since the topic of healthcare has been mandatory in presidential agendas and political debates.

As a professional working in the healthcare industry, you may need to provide your expertise, opinions, and guidance on matters concerning healthcare. Your expertise helps determine where these healthcare agendas will be part of the new policy. Another reason they may need to consult you is to assist in planning new organizational policies and changes in new legislation.

For these reasons, you must be ready to speak on national healthcare issues that are making headlines. In this Assignment, you should evaluate recent presidential healthcare agendas. Prepare a fact sheet to communicate the relevance of a healthcare component and how the proposed or recent policy has impacted it.


To prepare for this Assignment, you must focus on specific aspects. They include:

  • Reviewing the agenda issues of the current/ sitting president as well as the two previous serving administrations
  • Selecting a healthcare-related issue addressed by all three of these presidents
  • What was the focus of their healthcare agendas? Analyze how they allocated funds to the healthcare issue that you selected.
  • Evaluate how you would communicate the importance of a healthcare component to a legislator. How would you convince them to include the issue in an agenda?

The Assignment

The Assignment comprises three parts: a one- to two-page comparison grid, a one-page analysis, and a one-page narrative.

Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid

In this section, you will utilize the agenda comparison grid provided in the learning resources. You will compare the current and two previous presidents and their healthcare agendas. You must highlight how these agendas relate to the public concern you selected. Ensure you include the following:

  • A brief description of the population health concern you selected. Highlight the factors that contribute to this issue
  • A description of the administrative agenda focus related to the topic you picked
  • Analyze the financial allocations each of the presidents delegated to the healthcare issue that you

Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis

Using the information you gathered in the previous part, you will compile part two of this Assignment, which is an agenda comparison grid analysis. Address the following:

  • Out of all available administrative agencies, which one would you like to be responsible for helping in addressing the healthcare concern you selected?
  • What are your strategies to get your healthcare issues on the agenda for the current and former presidents? How do you intend to keep it there?
  • What are your reasons for wanting to become a sponsor of the healthcare issue you selected?

Part 3: Narrative

This is the last section of your Assignment, comprising a narrative or summary. This narrative aims to show how you would communicate to a legislator about your healthcare issue. Include the following,

  • An overview of the importance of your healthcare issue and why you think it must be on the agenda
  • A justification of the role of a nurse in schedule setting for healthcare concerns
  • Two outside resources and two to three course-specific resources that support your summary

Example Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief – Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health – Obesity Crisis

Obesity in the US is at its highest, with 42.4% of the population being obese. One of the main issues with obesity is that it leads to lifestyle-related health issues such as heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in America (Wolfenden et al., 2019). This paper will assess presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden to determine how their administrations have dealt with the issue. It will also include a discussion on the role of nurses in the issue.

Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheet or Talking Points Brief Assignment Template for Part 1 and Part 2 (Be sure to use at least 2-3 outside resources)

Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid

Identify the population health concern you selected. The target population is non-Hispanic black adults who have the highest obesity prevalence compared to other populations. 
Describe the population health concern you selected and the factors that contribute to it. Use citations. Obesity is dangerous since it is linked to poor mental health and a lower quality of life (Wolfenden et al., 2019). Obesity is also linked to some of the most common causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Factors contributing to obesity include genetics, physical inactivity, eating frequency, overeating, a diet with simple carbohydrates, medications, and stress.
Administration (President Name) President Biden (current) President Trump President Obama
Describe the administrative agenda focus related to this issue for the current and two previous presidents. Use citations.  Biden’s administration proposes the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for health (McInturff & Lewis, 2020). This organization will work within the national institutes of health to develop breakthroughs to prevent and treat diseases.  






Trump’s administration worsened the problem and increased the obesity level from 35% to 42.4%. His administration led to a significant increase in fast-food restaurants due to lax laws (Wolfenden et al., 2019). Obama’s administration launched a task force on childhood obesity. He put the first lady into the leading role in starting a national public awareness effort to improve the children’s health.
Identify the allocations of financial and other resources that the current and two previous presidents dedicated to this issue. Use citations.   Biden has allocated an initial budget of $6.5 billion to the organization  (McInturff & Lewis, 2020) 






The organization proposed that $636 billion would be cut from the NHS (Wolfenden et al., 2019) Allocated $1 billion to improve children’s access to healthy meals through reauthorization of school meals (Wolfenden et al., 2019).
Explain how each of the presidential administrations approached the issue. Use citations.  Created an agency that would help deal with health issues (McInturff & Lewis, 2020)  





Focused on undoing what Obama’s administration had done, leading to increased obesity instances (Wolfenden et al., 2019). This administration focused mainly on reducing childhood education (Wolfenden et al., 2019)


Part 2: Agenda Comparison Grid Analysis

Using the information you recorded in Part 1: Agenda Comparison Grid, complete the following to document information about the population health/healthcare issue you are selected.

Administration (President Name) President Biden(current) President Trump President Obama
Which administrative agency would most likely be responsible for helping you address the healthcare issue you selected?  CDC WHO NHS
How do you think your selected healthcare issue might get on the agenda for the current and two previous presidents? How does it stay there? It can call for environmental and policy strategies to make healthy meals accessible and affordable (McInturff & Lewis, 2020)  Increase awareness of obesity and its enormous cost burden on the country Campaign for patient education on healthy eating and physical activity
Who would you choose to be the entrepreneur/ champion/sponsor of the healthcare issue you selected for the current and two previous presidents? Academy of nutrition and dietetics ConMed The United States Public Health Service 


Part 3: Narrative of why this is an important issue and should be included in the agenda. Justify the nurse’s role in agenda-setting. (Be sure to use at least two course resources and 2 outside resources)

Nurses serve as role models for patients and families by educating them about nutrition, the healthcare system, and obesity-related diseases (Torre et al., 2018). NPs can serve as individualized counselors by assisting patients in identifying their health objectives and devising strategies to accomplish them (Wolfenden et al., 2019).

Nurses can assist parents and children by offering dietary advice and techniques for reducing calorie consumption and boosting physical activity through weight control programs (Lamb et al., 2015). Nurses can also advocate for patient needs at the legislative level (Milstead & Short, 2019).


Despite efforts by the presidents to reduce the obesity issue, the crisis has been increasing fast. More needs to be done to minimize the issue. It will help reduce the costs of healthcare.


Bucher Della Torre, S., Courvoisier, D. S., Saldarriaga, A., Martin, X. E., & Farpour‐Lambert, N. J. (2018). Knowledge, attitudes, representations and declared practices of nurses and physicians about obesity in a university hospital: training is essential. Clinical Obesity, 8(2), 122-130.

Lamb, G., Newhouse, R., Beverly, C., Toney, D. A., Cropley, S., Weaver, C. A., Kurtzman, E., Peterson, C. (2015). Policy agenda for nurse-led care coordination. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 521–530. 

McInturff, W. D., & Lewis, J. (2020, July). What COVID-19 and the nomination of Joe Biden mean for health care in the 2020 presidential election. In JAMA Health Forum (Vol. 1, No. 7, pp. e200825-e200825). American Medical Association.

Milstead, J. A., & Short, N. M. (2019). Health policy and politics: A nurse’s guide (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Wolfenden, L., Ezzati, M., Larijani, B., & Dietz, W. (2019). The challenge for global health systems in preventing and managing obesity. Obesity Reviews, 20, 185-193.

NURS 6050 Module 2: Legislation (Week 3-4) 

Discussion: Politics and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Most citizens often grow concerned when considering whether the interests of the government work in favor of the topics of interest to them. The healthcare system is no different. Some individuals feel federal, local, and state policies and legislation may either benefit society or be hindered by their interests.

To prepare for this module, you need to analyze the learning resources and reflect on the efforts to replace or repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Evaluate who benefits the most from this policy development and implementation. 

Assignment: Legislation Grid and Testimony/Advocacy Statement

As a nurse, it’s important to realize that there is a lot you can do to make things work differently in the healthcare system. You have a role and a voice, so most nurses are beginning to venture into advocacy. This hopes to impact policies, laws, and regulations that affect healthcare issues. Although most nurses are skeptical about diving into the unfamiliar world of policies and politics, the reward is the opportunity to influence future health policies.

To prepare for this Assignment, you need to select a proposed bill (not one that has been enacted) from the learning resources provided. The Assignment comprises two parts: the Legislation grid and the Legislation testimony/advocacy statement.

Part 1: Legislation Grid

This is a one-to-two-page paper whereby you will use the proposed bill you selected to complete the grid. Address the following:

  • The legislative intent of the bill you selected
  • The proponents/opponents of the bill
  • Target populations addressed in the bill
  • The current progress of the bill. Is it hearings or committees?

Part 2: Legislation Testimony/Advocacy Statement

Based on the information you acquired from the proposed bill you selected, address the following:

  • Advocate a position in the bill you chose and support your post using a written testimony
  • Give a description of how you would handle the opponent in your situation. Be specific and provide examples
  • Provide two outside resources and two to three course-specific resources

NURS 6050 Module 3: Regulation (Week 5-6)

Discussion: Professional Nursing and State-Level Regulations

Boards of Nursing (BONs) exist in all 50 states, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. BONs aim to protect the public through the regulation of nursing practice. These boards highlight state/region regulations that all nurses must follow to get licensed.

These regulations may differ from one state/region to another. It’s essential to compare these regulations. This helps nurses who may require licenses in multiple areas or states. It also helps share insights that can be useful in case of future changes in a state/region. 

To Prepare:

  • Review the learning resources and analyze the mission of BONs in protecting the public through nursing practice regulation.
  • Analyze how key regulations can affect nursing practice.
  • Evaluate the critical regulations for nursing practice in your state/region’s BON and those of one other board.

Assignment: Regulation for Nursing Practice Staff Development Meeting

Nursing is a profession with various regulations. There are over 1000 nursing boards and national nursing associations across the United States. They aim to regulate, promote, and inform the nursing profession. Due to the large number of these entities, it’s challenging to distinguish between a BON and a national nursing association. It’s also difficult to evaluate the benefits and options offered by each.

Both of these bodies significantly impact the nursing profession and scope of practice. Once you understand the differences, you can build your expertise as a professional. In this Assignment, you need to compare the boards of nursing and national nursing associations. You must also provide an analysis of your state’s BON.

To prepare, you will assume you are the head of a staff development meeting on nursing practice regulation at your healthcare agency. Evaluate the ACA and the NCSBN websites to prepare for your presentation. 

The Assignment (8-to-9-slide PowerPoint presentation)

This Assignment comprises an 8-to-9-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following:

  • The differences between a board of nursing and a national nursing association
  • Describe your state/region’s BON
  1. Who are the members of the board?
  2. What are the criteria for joining the board?
  • One state regulation related to the scope of nursing practice
  1. What is the influence of this regulation on a nurse’s role?
  2. How does it influence delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?
  • Describe one state regulation related to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
  1. How does it impact the nursing role?
  2. How does it affect delivery, cost, and access to healthcare?
  • Include speaker slides on each page except the title and reference page

NURS 6050 Module 4: Healthcare Program Design and Implementation (Weeks 7-8)

Discussion 1: Evidence Base in Design

Debate is inevitable when politics and medical science intersect. Sometimes, people use hearsay and anecdotes inappropriately as evidence to support their point. However, despite these challenges, evidence-based approaches are often used to inform health policy decision-making. This is regarding causes of diseases, issues impacting society, and intervention strategies.

In this discussion, you will focus on a recently proposed health policy. You must provide an analysis of evidence supporting this policy. To prepare, you must review the congress website in the learning resources and identify one proposed policy. Reflect on its background and development.

Discussion 2: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy-Making

Word cloud generators are popular tools used in meetings and team-building events. Teams or groups use these applications to input words they feel best describe their team. The application generates a word cloud that makes the most-used terms prominent. It offers an image of how common the thinking of the participants is.

Nursing is one of the largest professions in the world. Hence, nurses have the power to influence politics and policies globally. Policymaking is, therefore, an increasingly popular term in the nursing industry. 

Assignment: Advocating for the Nursing Role in Program Design and Implementation

Nurses and health professionals from different specialty areas must and should collaborate in creating effective programs. Nurses possess specialties that automatically make them natural partners to professionals with varying things. The collaboration between nurses and these professionals produces better-designed and effective programs.

In this Assignment, you will lead this collaboration by advocating for a healthcare program. You will also advocate for a collaborative role of the nurse in the design and implementation of this program. You will assume a professional organization is interviewing you regarding your opinions on the functions of a nurse designing and implementing healthcare programs.

The Assignment (2-4 pages)

Create an interview transcript of your responses to the following questions:

  1. What are the expected outcomes and costs of your healthcare program?
  2. Who is your target population?
  3. What is the role of nurses in providing the design of healthcare programs? Provide examples.
  4. What is your role as an advocate for this healthcare program? How do you impact design?
  5. What is the role of a nurse in implementing a healthcare program?
  6. Who are the members of a healthcare program that you believe is most essential when implementing a program?

NURS 6060 Module 5: Program/Policy Evaluation (Weeks 9-10)

Discussion: The Role of the RN/APRN in Policy Evaluation

One critical component of policy design is results evaluation. How comfortable are you with handling such matters? Although nurses are the best advocates for patients and other effective programs, some may hesitate. This is because they may prefer to focus on caring for the well-being of their patients or feel less equipped to dive into policy-making. In this discussion, you will analyze the role of nurses in policy evaluation.

Assignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation

Program/policy evaluation is a critical tool to strengthen the quality of policies/programs and improve their outcomes on your target population. This evaluation answers basic questions about the effectiveness of a program/policy. It involves collecting and analyzing information about a program or policy. This analysis will help improve program services and policy initiatives.

In this Assignment, you will utilize nursing expertise by selecting an existing healthcare program or policy evaluation and analyzing the criteria used to measure the effectiveness of the program/policy.

The Assignment: (2-3 pages)

In this Assignment, you must address the following:

  • Describe the healthcare program or policy outcomes
  • The success of the program or policy measured
  • Number of people reached by the selected policy or program
  • The impact of the program or policy selected
  • The data used to conduct the program or policy evaluation
  • The unintended consequences identified
  • Would you recommend using this program/policy at your place of work? Give reasons
  • Identify two ways you, as a nursing advocate, could be of use in evaluating a program or policy

NURS 6050 Module 6: Global Healthcare Issues (Week 11) 

Assignment: Global Healthcare Comparison Matrix and Narrative Statement

Several factors contribute to the complex environment that surrounds global healthcare issues. These factors include cultural beliefs, religion, ethnic customs, subcultures, and language. Failure to understand these differences can cause a gulf between practitioners and the public. In this Assignment, you will examine a global health issue and analyze the approach of the United States and one other country.

The Assignment: (1-to-2-page Global Health Comparison Matrix; 1-page Plan for Social Change)

Part 1: Global Health Comparison Matrix

Complete your global health comparison matrix by basing your paper on the United States and the other country you selected. Address the following:

  • Compare the national health policies of the US and the other country you selected
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each of these policies
  • Explain how social health determinants affect your fixed global health issue
  • Analyze how each country’s government addresses cost, quality, and access to the global health issue
  • Explain how the health policy you have chosen can impact the health of the global population
  • Explain how global health issues affect local healthcare organizations and procedures in both countries

Part 2: A Plan for Social Change

In one page, create a plan for social change incorporating a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse.

  • Explain how you would advocate for incorporating a global perspective in your local practice and role as a nurse.
  • Explain how this incorporation might impact your local practice and role as a nurse leader.
  • Explain how incorporating a global perspective or lens into your local practice and role as a nurse contributes to social change. Ensure you are specific and give examples.

After you have completed all assignments in this module, you have completed the course.

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