NSG 6002 Week 4 Complete GCU



NSG 6002 Week 4 Complete GCU

Week 4 Discussion

Describe what specific resources or federal agencies that you will utilize to remain informed and current in public health trends and practices


Week 4 Project

Health Policy Paper

Forward the topic of the health policy paper to faculty at the end of Week One,

Health policy unfolds daily and drives clinical practice in the US. The student will investigate current policies or legislation underway for a specific health-related issue. The Student will develop a scholarly APA formatted paper supported by evidence. The policy paper rubric:

Introduction to population or problem (incidence, prevalence, epidemiology, cost burden etc)

Description of how the policy is intended for a specific population, program or organization

Specific legislators involved in the policy development and dissemination

Identify the role of the APRN in assisting with the policy or refuting the policy – this requires the evidence to support opinion, ideas and/or concepts.

Discuss how the policy influences clinical practice and is used to promote best outcomes

Examine how the policy can be used by the interprofessional team to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for the specific population

Conclusion – summarize findings

APA format – use of primary peer-reviewed references as much as possible

Submission Details:

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.


Week 4 Knowledge Check

Question 1 When seeking specific epidemiology information on disease statistics and prevention of deadly conditions. What specific agency under the US Department of Health and Human Services would you rely upon?

Question 1 options:

National Institutes of Health

American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

All of the above

Question 2 Observational study designs are primarily used in public health data collection and help to determine efficacy of specific interventions. What is an example of a public health concern that is frequently evaluated by the CDC to ensure population-based health and wellness?

Question 2 options:

Drug safety and efficacy


Environmental toxins


Question 3 Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) committed to ensuring the safety of an aging society and reducing escalations in mental health disorders will require the following practice to promote wellness in this patient population:

Question 3 options:

Certification as a Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner

Understanding the current health policy directing clinical practice recommendations

Seek ongoing continuing education credits in mental health and aging

All of the above

Question 4 When collecting important patient outcome data the APN must collect this information through:

Question 4 options:

Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

EHR that is connected to all disciplines and settings participating in the care needs of a specific patient

Paper dictations and charts

Meaningful Use criteria

Question 5 Examples of Public Health Surveillance data include/s:

Question 5 options:

Zika virus


Trends in Obesity

All of the above


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