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Health Policy Nurse

BSN and MSN or PhD

Health Policy Nurses analyze health and public policies, helping to create a healthier society. Nurses with expertise in this growing role can be leaders in advocacy, research, analysis, policy development, implementation and evaluation. As a Health Policy Nurse, you can work in health services research firms, legislative offices, for healthcare provider associations, or hold elective office.

Things You'll Do:

  • Analyze healthcare laws, regulations and public policies
  • Devise strategies to advocate policy change
  • Plan and implement new policies in health

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Managerial
  • Research-oriented

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Get Your
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • In addition to coursework, you’ll complete a 10-week health policy residency program in government offices, advocacy organizations, community groups and more.
  • Get Your
    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • This degree is optional, but helpful if you want to progress in your leadership role as a Health Policy Nurse.
  • Become a
    Health Policy Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Research firms
    • Government offices
    • Healthcare organizations

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    Can Expect

    • This specialty will give you the opportunity to effect change in healthcare through nursing.

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