N503: Policy Advocacy and Healthcare Ethics

This course will examine three themes: policy and advocacy, organizational ethics, and finance. In the health care policy component, students will examine public, governmental, and third party systems that impact the delivery of health care services in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on policy initiatives and concepts impacting nursing practice, patient outcomes, and organizational systems in addition to the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies. In the organizational ethics section, students will examine ethical standards and principles related to the provision of healthcare services, patient safety, and quality of care. In the financing component, students will explore the relationships between cost-effective care, quality of care, and delivery of healthcare services. Emphasis will be placed on health care reform laws, managing human, fiscal, and physical health care resources, and examining current policy trends and issues.
Credit hours: 3
Prerequisites: 3P
Proctored exam: No

Textbook Information

American Sentinel recommends you do not purchase your course materials until thirty days prior to the term start date.
Kindle version available
Policy and politics in nursing and healthcare 7th
Mason, D. J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., & O’Grady, E. T.
Elsevier 2016
ISBN-13: 9780323241441
MSRP: US $105.00
Recommended; **As of January 2020 begin using Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition ISBN: 978-1433832178
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association 2009
ISBN-13: 9781433805615
MSRP: US $29.95

Course Offerings

Term Registration
Begins - Ends
Begins - Ends
2022 Sep 8 weeks 12/01/21 - 08/31/22 09/19/22 - 11/13/22 TBD
2022 Nov 8 weeks 02/01/22 - 10/31/22 11/21/22 - 01/15/23 TBD