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NURS 751 Health Policy and Advocacy

This course focuses on the analysis of regulations and policies that impact health and health care. Students analyze health issues and the social, economic, and political implications of current and proposed policies. Students compare health policies and health outcomes within a global context to evaluate alternative approaches to advancing health equity. Students learn to develop and implement appropriate strategies to influence policy makers and educate others. Students will complete a minimum of 25 hours on a public policy advocacy project. Competence Statement: Knows the principles and concepts of health policy well enough to provide leadership to design, implement, and advocate for policies that advance health.

Special information

Prerequisite: Prior to taking this course, you must be an admitted DNP student.
3 Graduate credits

Effective December 15, 2013 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of policy and practice.
  • Analyze the ethical, legal, social, cultural, economic and political implications of addressing a health issue with a policy strategy.
  • Analyze a health issue, health regulation, health policy proposal and/or current health law from multiple perspectives.
  • Develop plans for implementing a collaborative policy campaign which reduces health disparities, advances cultural sensitivity, access to care, or equity in the delivery of health care.
  • Advocate for a policy change related to a specific health issue of interest by presenting accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information to policy makers.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Health Policy and Advocacy Goodroad, Brian K Books Course details