Academic Catalog

DNP820 Health Policy and Advocacy

In this course students examine the economic, financial and political factors that influence the delivery of healthcare and consider policy reform through legal, regulatory, ethical, societal, and organizational contexts.  Health Policy and Advocacy focuses on critiquing the policy process, critically thinking and assessing the influence of legislative and governmental influence on healthcare delivery, and applying emotional intelligence as a strategy to advocate and create change. The student will develop processes that influence, implement, and evaluate current policy and the role of government in healthcare delivery. Collaborative support and teamwork in health care venues will be stressed.  

This course includes documentation of at least 80 hours of immersion towards the 1000 hours due during the DNP program.