Complete this week’s assigned readings, chapters 70, 72, 74. After completing the readings, post a short reflection, approximately 1 paragraph in length, discussing your thoughts and opinions about one or several of the specific topics covered in the textbook readings pertaining to health policy and politics. Identify which one MSN Essential most relates to your selected topic in your discussion.

As a reminder, no scholarly sources are required and students do not have to reply to a classmate’s original post. This post does not have an end date but please make an effort to complete your post before next week’s discussion post is posted and/or due in order to avoid falling behind.


(this is and idea about the chapters is about because I don’t have the book you cannot copy the same thing ok this is from one of my classmates )

In Chapter 70 comments about the growth of the DNP program in Unite State. Consideration needs to be given to the urgent need to not only double the number of nurse with doctorates, whether DNP or PhD, but to prepare them to develop and incorporate evidence-based approaches to coordinated care within programs of learning and to expand graduates’ views of patient-centered care, population-based care, and team-centered coordination during care transitions.

According to the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the purpose of the doctorate in nursing practice is to enhance advanced practice roles to prepare experts in population-based practice, leadership and policy. In accordance with the IOM’s findings, the need for nurses with a doctorate in nursing practice degree has increased. As a result, from 2012 to 2013, enrollments in DNP programs increased by 21.6 percent. This demand for more DNP programs stems from nurses seeking the knowledge to practice with the same expertise as many of their peers in other health professions, such as pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians. The ultimate goal of the DNP program is a terminal degree that fully implements the science developed by other researchers into nursing practice.

The Essential I: Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities relates to the this topic. The master’s-prepared nurse integrates findings from the sciences and the humanities, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, health economics, translational science, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care at the unit, clinic, home, or program level. Master’s-prepared nursing care reflects a more sophisticated understanding of assessment, problem identification, design of interventions, and evaluation of aggregate outcomes than baccalaureate-prepared nursing care.