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McCaughey, D., McGhan, G. E., Rathert, C., Williams, J. H., & Hearld, K. R. (2020). Magnetic work environments: Patient experience outcomes in magnet versus non-magnet hospitals. Health Care Management Review, 45(1), 21-31.

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Balcazar, H., M. S., & George, S. (2018). Community health workers: Bringing a new era of systems change to stimulate investments in health care for vulnerable US populations. American Journal of Public Health, 108(6), 720-721. https//

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Assessment Description

The health care landscape is rapidly changing. This environment creates opportunities for innovative care delivery models and processes. Provide an example of a change in a health delivery model or process that has occurred in the past 3 years at the micro, meso, and macro system levels. (210 words)


Assessment Description

Discuss two regulatory organizations that provide oversight within the health care delivery system. Contrast this with a country that does not have regulatory oversight of health care. What influence does the selected regulatory organization have on your DPI Project and patient outcomes? (210 words)


Read Chapters 8, 9 and 11 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

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Center for Community Health and Development/University of Kansas. (n.d.). Chapter 3 – Section 14. SWOT analysis: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Community Tool Box.

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DQ 1

Assessment Description

Discuss two bills or laws that influence nursing practice, one at the federal level and one at the state level. Provide context for how these bills or laws influence nursing practice within your organization or DPI Project. (210 words)

DQ 2

Assessment Description

Select one bill from DQ 1 and discuss how it aligns with quality, safety, experience, or financial metrics in your organization. Analyze how the alignment of the bill affects quality of care delivery in your organization. As a doctorally prepared nurse, describe how you can influence change in the bills or laws shared in DQ1 to improve nursing practice. (210 words)


DQ 1

Assessment Description

Discuss a barrier to health care delivery resulting from state or federal policy or law. What changes might you recommend to the policy/law and what positive or negative impact might you anticipate on patient care? (210 words)

DQ 2

Assessment Description

Identify a nurse who serves on a state, regional, or national board, within or outside of health care. Describe the membership and mission/vision of the board. Provide background on the nurse's preparation and qualifications for sitting on the board. How does this particular nurse holding a seat benefit the board? (210 words)


Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

Finkelstein, A. (2020). A strategy for improving U.S. health care delivery – Conducting more randomized, controlled trials. The New England Journal of Medicine, 382(16), 1485-1488. https//

Walton, A. L., & Mullinix, C. (2016). Increasing the number of oncology nurses serving on boards. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(4), 440–442. https//

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Harvard University. (2017, October 10). It depends what state you're in: Policies and politics of the US health care system – Part 2 [Video]. YouTube.