Metropolitan State University

NURS 605 : Health Policy and Leadership

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course examines the social, cultural, economic, and political variables that influence the development of health policy and the strategies that can be used to develop or revise health policy. Students study the present U.S health system to determine ways in which it may be modified to enhance population health and better meet the needs of underserved populations. Competence Statement: Knows principles and concepts related to leadership and health policy well enough to demonstrate leadership in improving the delivery of health care to diverse populations
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/24/2002 - 08/16/2004 08/17/2004 - 12/15/2010 12/16/2010 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze social, cultural, political, philosophical, financial and ethical frameworks and perspectives which influence the development of health policy or legislation.
  2. Compare and contrast policy, legislation, trends and national/international issues which impact health policy.
  3. Develop strategies by which advanced practice nurses can impact health care policy for families and multicultural populations.
  4. Evaluate strategies to facilitate political change.
  5. Explore advanced nursing practice roles for leadership in promoting the health of underserved populations in the community.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Admitted MSN or MS:OHCP student or instructor's consent.
Community Engagement