Identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced practice nurse and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue.

Identify an issue of concern for your role as an advanced practice nurse and to formulate a potential policy change to address that issue.
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 issues 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. 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:

Child and elder care
Civil rights
Domestic violence
Drug abuse/addiction
HIV/AIDS
Homelessness
Native American and migrant workers’ health
Long-term care
Immigration/illegal aliens
Legislative issues affecting advanced practice nursing
Barriers to practice
Access to care
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

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