NURS 6050 Assignment Advocating for the Nursing Role
NURS 6050 Assignment Advocating for the Nursing Role
As their names imply, the honeyguide bird and the honey badger both share an affinity for honey.
Honeyguide birds specialize in finding beehives but struggle to access the honey within. Honey badgers
are well-equipped to raid beehives but cannot always find them. However, these two honey-loving
species have learned to collaborate on an effective means to meet their objectives. The honeyguide bird
guides honey badgers to newly discovered hives. Once the honey badger has ransacked the hive, the
honey guide bird safely enters to enjoy the leftover honey.
Much like honeyguide birds and honey badgers, nurses and health professionals from other specialty
areas can—and should—collaborate to design effective programs. Nurses bring specialties to the table
that make them natural partners to professionals with different specialties. When nurses take the
requisite leadership in becoming involved throughout the healthcare system, these partnerships can
better design and deliver highly effective programs that meet objectives.
In this Assignment, you will practice this type of leadership by advocating for a healthcare program.
Equally as important, you will advocate for a collaborative role of the nurse in the design and
implementation of this program. To do this, assume you are preparing to be interviewed by a
professional organization/publication regarding your thoughts on the role of the nurse in the design and
implementation of new healthcare programs.
Review the Resources and reflect on your thinking regarding the role of the nurse in the design
and implementation of new healthcare programs.
Select a healthcare program within your practice and consider the design and implementation of
Reflect on advocacy efforts and the role of the nurse in relation to healthcare program design
The Assignment: (2–4 pages)
In a 2- to 4-page paper, create an interview transcript of your responses to the following interview
Tell us about a healthcare program, within your practice. What are the costs and projected
outcomes of this program?
Who is your target population?
What is the role of the nurse in providing input for the design of this healthcare program? Can
you provide examples?
What is your role as an advocate for your target population for this healthcare program? Do you
have input into design decisions? How else do you impact design?
What is the role of the nurse in healthcare program implementation? How does this role vary
between design and implementation of healthcare programs? Can you provide examples?
Who are the members of a healthcare team that you believe are most needed to implement a
program? Can you explain why?
By Day 7 of Week 8
Submit your interview transcript.
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To go to the next module:
Module 4: Healthcare Program Design and Implementation (Weeks 7-8)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Design and Implementation [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Analyze health policies
Analyze opportunities for RNs and APRNs to participate in policy-making
Analyze strategies for overcoming challenges for participating in policy-making
Recommend strategies to improve the advocacy and communication of policy-making
Analyze healthcare programs
Analyze the role of the nurse in healthcare program design
Analyze the role of the nurse as advocates for target populations of healthcare programs
Analyze the role of the nurse in healthcare program implementation
Analyze healthcare teams necessary for implementing healthcare programs
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Chapter 5, “Public Policy Design” (pp. 87–95 only)
Chapter 8, “The Impact of EHRs, Big Data, and Evidence-Informed Practice” (pp. 137–146)
Chapter 9, “Interprofessional Practice” (pp. 152–160 only)
Chapter 10, “Overview: The Economics and Finance of Health Care” (pp. 183–191 only)
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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Getting your Program Designed and Implemented [Video file].
Baltimore, MD: Author.