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:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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Get YourMaster 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 YourDoctor 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.
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- Research firms
- Government offices
- Healthcare organizations
What Else You
- This specialty will give you the opportunity to effect change in healthcare through nursing.