Kaplan MN507 Full Course - FEBRUARY 2017

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Kaplan MN507 Unit 1 Discussion 1

Topic 2: Skills for Agenda Setting

Assume that you have been invited to your state board of nursing or state nurses' association meeting to brainstorm health policy issues. Identify an issue that you would bring before this meeting. What resources would you use? What communication techniques would you use? What agenda would you put forth? What skills are required of you as an advance practice nurse at this meeting?



Kaplan MN507 Unit 2 Discussion 1 & 2

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Topic 1: PolyPharmacy and Policy

Look at case study number two, PolyPharmacy Problems, p. 166 of Health Policy and Politics, A Nurses Guide,by Milstead. Formulate a policy to reduce the practice of multiple drug prescriptions. What tools might be included in the design phase of the policy process to increase the probability of success? What research from other countries could be helpful in addressing this issue? Support your reasoning.


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Topic 2: VHA Innovative Model Analysis

Analyze the Veteran's Health Administration's patient centered medical homes (PCMHs) and patient-aligned care teams (PACTs). See case study number two, p.184 of Health Policy and Politics, A Nurses Guide, by Milstead. What design, implementation, evaluation, and program techniques would you use to ensure the success of this model? What flaws do you see in the implementation of this program?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 3 Discussion 1 & 2 

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Topic 1: Third-party Payment

How does third-party payment distort the market for health care? If it is so distorted why does every wealthy country insist on using third-party intermediaries to purchase health care? Why do we carve out a separate payment program for our elder citizens?

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Topic 2: Medicaid and Medicare

Summarize ways in which health insurance fails, as people get older. Distinguish between Medicaid and Medicare. Determine whether your state has expanded Medicaid. Why would states choose not to participate in Medicaid expansion?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 4 Discussion 1 & 2

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Topic 1: Cost Shifting

Identify health care policies that use cost shifting. Argue the benefits of cost shifting. How might the Affordable Care Act decrease cost shifting within hospitals?

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Topic 2: Managed Care

In what way does managed care actually manage cost? Does it do so without diminishing the quality of care? If so, how does it accomplish this?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 5 Discussion 1 & 2 

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Topic 1: Accountable Care Organizations Improve Quality of Care

How can the formation of Accountable Care Organizations improve quality of care and make providers more responsible for cost of care? Give an example of a study that has addressed coordination of care and has had documented success. Describe the study and its implications for care.

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Topic 2: The Nurse's Role in the Accountable Care Act

Discuss the advanced practice nurse's role in the Affordable Care Act. How will health care improve, using advance practice nurses under the Affordable Care Act?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 6 Discussion 1 & 2 

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Topic 1: Model Implementation

Describe a model that you might use to introduce the policy change your group is advocating for in your position paper. How would you implement that model? Give an overview of the policy change your group is advocating for.

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Topic 2: Debate Transcript

Group leaders post the transcript of your side’s debate in this Discussion area for others to critique and peer review. Place the Movenote podcast in also. You may post the draft if you have not completed the final. Choose three groups’ works that do not have comments to review.

Kaplan MN507 Unit 7 Discussion 1 & 2 

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Topic 1: Regulating Professional Practice

Compare the roles of state board of nursing with the role of professional organizations in regulating professional practice. What are the major methods of credentialing? List the benefits and weaknesses of each method from the standpoint of protecting the public and the protection of the professional scope of practice.

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Topic 2: Case Study

Look at the case study number one, (In)Secure Communication? on page 240 of Health Policy and Politics, A Nurses Guide, by Milstead. Analyze what might have transpired if Annie did not have a nursing background. List the breakdowns in communication that occurred and the potential ramifications. Did the advance practice nurse's office fulfill a meaningful use stage 2 requirements of providing secure electronic communication between the patient and healthcare provider? Why or why not?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 8 Discussion 1 & 2 

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Topic 1: Genomics and Genetics

Differentiate between genetics and genomics. Articulate how nurses can be involved in policy making in the field of genomics. How can research in the field be tied to practice? Identify organizations that are open to nurses in the field of genomics.

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Topic 2: Paper Draft

Group leader post the draft of the group’s abstract and position paper for your peers to learn from and critique. Choose three groups’ papers that do not have comments to review.

Kaplan MN507 Unit 9 Discussion 1 

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Topic 1: Policy Implications of Patient Safety Standards and Practices

Read the case study number one, Moving to a Common Core Interprofessional Patient Safety Curriculumon page 254 in Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide, by Milstead. Why is it important that health professionals share a common understanding of patient safety standards and practices? What are the policy implications from accepting that "mistakes are normal and all human err"? How would you approach health care systems leaders or employers about changing employment policies related to punitive actions when errors occur?

Kaplan MN507 Unit 10 Discussion 1 

dq 1Topic 1: Global Health Agenda

What are some of the opportunities that are available to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the advance of the World Health Organization (WHO) global health agenda? Describe how the application of multiculturalism and diversity practices and policies can impact the organization you work in respect to those opportunities. Summarize what you have learned in this course to advance how the role of an advance practice nurse can influence this global approach.

Kaplan MN507: Unit 3 Assignment

MN507-2: Explain U.S. healthcare policy structures and the role of the nursing leader as a change agent at the public policy table.

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Directions

You will do your work on this template for the Unit 3 Assignment:

Each member of the group must identify their state legislators' addresses and phone numbers.

The group will decide on a policy issue that needs to be addressed. This policy issue will be used in the unit 3, 6, & 9 Assignments.

The group will write a letter to one of their legislators outlining what the issue is and why it is important. The letter will address:

The current policy structure.

The need for the change.

The suggested change.

Cost implications if the change is implemented.

The role the nurse as a change agent will take at the policy table.

Submitting your work:

One group member will submit the work with all names on the Assignment. Submit your Assignment to the appropriate Dropbox according to instructions below.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Home.

Assignment Requirements

Before finalizing your work, you should:

be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);

consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and

utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);

be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;

display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and

use APA format.

How to Submit:

Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.

When you are ready to submit your Assignment, click the Dropbox tab and select this unit's basket from the dropdown menu, then attach your file. Make sure to save a copy of your work and be sure to confirm that your file uploaded correctly.

Kaplan MN507: Unit 6 Assignment

Debate Assignment

Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

MN507-1: Debate healthcare reform effects on stakeholders.

Overview:

In Unit 2 you chose a policy issue that interests your group. For this Assignment your group will be divided into two, with one side in favor of the policy change and the other side opposed to it. You will work with your debate side group member to create a presentation that puts forth your side’s argument. Your presentation will be a combination of slides (PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi) and video (created in Movenote). Movenote allows you to create a video inset that plays over your slides. In this way, you can combine the two, presenting your ideas in video as you display your slides. Please view How to Use Movenote for Your Assignment Presentation. Your final submission for this Assignment will be a transcript of your Movenote presentation with a link (URL) to your actual Movenote presentation.

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Directions

Your debate presentation should put forth a convincing argument, for or against the policy, based on your research.

Your presentation must and address:

What effects will the policy change have on stakeholders?

Why, or why not, is this policy important?

What are the costs to stakeholders?

Important issues and research to support your position.

Details:

Within your group, make an evaluation or judgment about the policy issue you have chosen. Then, with your co-debater, create a convincing argument, for or against the policy, based on your research. Proposition of Policy: declares that a certain policy should or should not be created.

Using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi, create a presentation of your argument (approximately 5 slides plus reference slides-APA formatted).

Then, using Movenote, have one person from your debate side record a video of him or herself speaking into the camera, presenting your side’s argument (this will require a webcam and microphone). This video will play over the slides. View How to Use Movenote for Your Assignment Presentation for more information about how this works and how to create.

Your Movenote presentation should be 8-10 minutes.

Create a transcript of your video. On your transcript, paste the link (URL) to your Movenote presentation. This is what you will submit to the Dropbox.

Your presentation should be professional in appearance and tone and reflect thoughtful and meaningful application of the policy argument. Speak clearly and convincingly.

You must include a minimum of (5) different scholarly works supporting your position in the debate (each side).

Note that this debate will be asynchronous. There will be no rebuttal.

Each side of the group will be graded on their work. Both students on a side will receive the same grade.

Submit your presentation transcript with Movenote link (URL) to the Assignment Dropbox.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Home.

Assignment Requirements

Before finalizing your work, you should:

be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);

consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and

utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);

be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;

display superior content, organization, style,and mechanics; and

use APAformat.

How to Submit:

Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.

When you are ready to submit your Assignment, click the Dropbox tab and select this unit's basket from the dropdown menu, then attach your file. Make sure to save a copy of your work and be sure to confirm that your file uploaded correctly.

Kaplan MN507: Unit 9 Assignment 

Abstract and Position Paper

Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

MN507-5: Discuss the role of health policy and organizational structure on quality improvement within health care environments.

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Directions

For this Assignment, Abstract and Position Paper, you will search for a scholarly journal to publish to. You will follow your selected journal’s guidelines for creating a position paper, except that your word count (for the body section of your paper, which excludes the abstract, title page, and references sections) will be 1200-1800 words. You will write an abstract for your paper as if it were going to be published. (The abstract is not the type of abstract you would submit in a paper but one you would write if submitting a paper for publication.) If your selected journal has guidelines for the abstract, follow those guidelines.

You must support your work with at least eight scholarly peer reviewed articles. Your literature review must evaluate quantitative and qualitative data from research articles. In addition, you must gather and analyze data and make a valid assumptions based on reasoning.

You must also link to the journal's publishing guidelines, at the bottom of your paper. If there is no link, include a copy of the publishing guidelines in an Appendix to your paper.

You will write your position paper on your chosen policy change as if you were writing for your chosen journal. Your paper must include the following topics:

Abstract per instructions

Current situation necessitating the change

The proposed policy change

Agenda setting

A model or theory that can be used to bring about the change

Design strategies

Implementation strategies

Evaluation strategies

Conclusion

This Assignment presents a great opportunity for you to hone your writing skills and collaborate on working on an article for publication. You do not have to actually publish the article, but you may want to continue working with your group and your instructor to do so.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Home.

Assignment Requirements

Before finalizing your work, you should:

be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);

consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and

utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);

be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;

display superior content, organization, style,and mechanics; and

use APAformat.

How to Submit

Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.

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