Legislative Issues Affecting Advanced Practice Nursing

Legislative Issues Affecting Advanced Practice Nursing

Legislative Issues Affecting Advanced Practice Nursing

Health Policy Presentation 

The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced practice nurse and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue. There are many potential issues which can influence your practice setting or other issue which may negatively affect the patients with whom you work. All of the course reading will help you to identify a topic for this assignment. You can think about the issue as related to your health promotion project of prevention of venous ulcers for diabetic. The policy you consider may be in reaction to the health promotion issue or something larger that is still related to that issue. There are hundreds of possible issues, but here is a list of a few to consider: please use ARHQ.gov, CDC.gov, and CMS.gov as the other references..I need you to follow the rubric and guideline here very strictly. power points of at least 25-30 not including reference pages. I would like to use one of the two topic

  • Legislative issues affecting advanced practice nursing
  • Barriers to practice


As you begin to work on the possible policy change: the following ideas and steps should be considered:

  • Definition and description of the issue
  • Exploration of the background of the issue
  • Stakeholders
  • Issue statement or statement of clarity
  • Possible methods of addressing the issue
  • Goals and options for changes
  • Risks and benefits of the changes
  • Evaluation methodology
  • Recommendation or solution


Grading Criteria  Maximum Points
Identify the type of legislation, such as state, federal, scope of practice, reimbursement, loan repayment, or others. 20
Review of the literature consists of a minimum of 3–4 peer-reviewed articles and 6–7 other outside sources. 30
Describe the current policy or health policy issue and specify how it would impact nursing or healthcare. 10
Describe the specific aspects of the proposed policy or policy change. 20
Identify the individuals who would benefit from the policy change and explain where support for the change would be found. 20
Describe the impact of the policy change on nursing practice and health care. 10
Provide an analysis of the policy from your point of view and how this will influence your practice. 20
Uses good writing skills, appropriate grammar, and application of APA formatting throughout paper, citations, and references. 10
Total: 140




Political advocacy and practice barriers: A survey of Florida APRNs. Clinicians’ Attitudes to Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review February 3, 2011 Authors Cynthia M. Farquhar, M.B.Ch.B., M.D., Emma W. Kofa, and Jean R. Slutsky, M.S.P.H. Citation C. M. Farquhar, E. W. Kofa, and J. R. Slutsky, “Clinicians’ Attitudes to Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Systematic Review,” Medical Journal of Australia, Nov. 4, 2002 177(9):502–06. The Issue Clinicians are commonly thought to hold negative perceptions of clinical practice guidelines—regarding them as overly prescriptive, for example, or driven by cost-cutting concerns. This Commonwealth Fund– supported study is a systematic review of clinicians’ attitudes toward clinical guidelines, based on surveys published in English from 1990 to 2000. What the Study Found The researchers found