Chamberlain College New Nursing Healthcare Policy Specialty Track
In an age where healthcare reform is constantly in the spotlight and providers are constantly adjusting to changes in policy and regulation, nurses more than ever need to be educated and empowered to have their voice heard at the policy level. Nurses are in the trenches of healthcare and know when a regulation improves patient outcomes and when it does not. However when the outcomes are negative, the communication path back to the policy makers is often broken, taking years to amend or reverse a decision.
Chamberlain College of Nursing now offers a specialty master of science in nursing track that prepares nurses for leadership roles where a comprehensive understanding of what issues affect healthcare policies and how to connect them to positive patient outcomes. The course covers economic, political and social issues that are all part of shaping healthcare policy. At the end of the program, the graduate will be prepared to influence and shape policies from any position whether it be in a hospital or at the local and state government level.
The purpose of this specialized course is to position graduates to be agents of change in the nursing profession and transform the level of care. By focusing on what shapes our healthcare system, graduates can educate RNs working with patients about how changes in policy will impact their jobs, serve on advisory boards or work as consultants to healthcare providers. Touching all of these prongs of the nursing industry will help graduates of this program provide well-rounded feedback to those writing policy.
Enrollment to the MSN Healthcare Policy track program is now open and it is designed to be completed in 2 years of fulltime study. At graduation, the student will be prepared to pursue careers in areas such as activism, research or healthcare policy leadership.
Chamberlain College of Nursing
The Chamberlain College of Nursing allows students currently working in the healthcare field to earn their degree without disrupting their work schedule or family life. Students learn theory and academics that aid their on-the-job skills and prepare them to advance their careers or acquire a specialty.