“There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice…APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy…[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill.” –Doody’s Medical Reviews
The only book of its kind, this text offers a wealth of information about the role of all types of APRNs (NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs) in influencing the development and application of health care policy in a wide range of specialties. Featuring nine completely new chapters, the second edition delivers an invigorated focus on developing policy that advocates for vulnerable populations and discusses how the incorporation of interprofessional education has changed and will continue to alter health policy in the U.S. and internationally. The text also discusses the evolving influence of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the implications of current and future health policy changes that will be impacting the practice of various APRN roles.
Authored by APRN luminaries who have been closely involved with health policy development, the text meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for the inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. This “call to action” for APRNs is specifically designed for courses enrolling students from a variety of APRN trajectories, and includes content from all APRN role perspectives in every section.
New to the Second Edition:
Emphasizes policy development advocating for vulnerable populations
Discusses the current and future influence of interprofessional educaton on health policy in the U.S. and worldwide
Addresses how health policy changes will impact the various APRN roles
Includes nine new chapters on: Health Policy and its Effect on Large Systems, Value-Based Purchasing, Health Care Reform and Independent Practice, Health Policy Implications Regarding Substance Abuse/PTSD Treatment, Genetics, Competency Issues, and The International Council of Nurses
Addresses role-specific policy needs of all four APRN roles and DNPs
Encompasses all requisite information about health care policy and reform in the U.S. and worldwide and its impact on advanced practice nursing
Meets the requirements of IOM’s The Future of Nursing and DNP criteria V
Explains how and why APRNs can and should influence policy development
Discusses implications of not participating in health policy decisions
About the Author
Kelly A. Goudreau PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is Associate Director for Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO., and Associate Editor for Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice. She is also past President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). She is licensed as a CNS in Oregon and is certified by the ANCC as a CNS in Adult Health. Dr. Goudreau has received honors from the Oregon Nurses Association, is a recipient of the Brenda Lyon Leadership Award and the President’s Award from NACNS, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She has published more than 30 journal articles and is co-editor for two books.
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