Independent practice for nurse practitioners
Part 1: Define the policy issue.
o How is the issue affecting the policy arena?
o What are the current politics of the issue?
o At what level in the policy making process is the issue?
· Part 2: Apply a policy analysis framework to explore the issue using the following contexts
o Financial / economic
o Theoretical underpinnings of the policy
· Include in this section:
o Who are the stakeholders of interest?
o Is there a nursing policy / position statement on this health care issue? If so, who developed it?
· Part 3: Policy options / solutions
o What are the policy options / solutions for aIDressing the issue? Include at least three levels of options / solutions: no change; partial change; radical change or
o What are the theoretical underpinnings of the policy options / solutions?
o What are the health advocacy aspects and leadership requirements of each option?
o How does each option / solution provide an opportunity or need for interprofessional collaboration?
o What are the pros and cons of each suggested change? Include the cost benefits, effectiveness, and efficiency of each option along with the utility and feasibility
of each option.
· Part 4: Building Consensus
o Outline a plan for building consensus around your recommended option / solution for solving the policy issue.