The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the healthcare policy of the APN profession and how Transformational Leadership can help to influence policy changes. This week’s assignment focuses on the APN as a Health Policy Leader, one of the nine NONPF NP competencies. Students will analyze how health policy may affect NP practice and how Transformational Leadership can help to influence policy changes.
1. Explanation of how healthcare policy can impact the advanced practice nurse profession
-Research healthcare policy for APNs on a state and national level and the impact on the APN profession
2. Explanation of why advocacy is considered an essential component of the advanced practice nurse’s role
-Describe advocacy in healthcare terminology.
-Discuss how advocacy is an essential role of the APN and its impact on patient care.
3. Discuss the four pillars of Transformational leadership and the effect they may have on influencing policy change
-Define Transformational leadership.
-Discuss how Transformational Leadership may affect influencing policy change
4. A scholarly resource must be used. Max 3 sources.
Please remember this is a MASTERS LEVEL assignment