Week 2 Discussion 1

Evaluate and discuss clinical and business solutions for hospital improvement. Include in
your discussion improvement of outcomes, reduction in costs, optimization of payment,
and improvement in the overall patient experience.

– At least 1 page

Week 2 Discussion 2

Discuss the nurse’s role in the policy development model. Additionally, talk about the
policy meeting you have attended or will be attending. What key points could a nurse bring
to this meeting and subject?

– At least 1 page

Week 2 Position Paper

A position paper is a document you could present to a legislator to seek support for an
issue you endorse. Present your position on a current health-care issue in a one-page
paper, following the assignment guidelines below. You can select your issue topic from
newspapers, national news magazine articles, professional journals, or professional
association literature.

Your position paper should:

• Be quickly and easily understood.
• Be succinct and clear.
• Appear very professional with the legislator’s name and title on top and your

name and your credentials at the bottom.
• Condense essential information in one, single-spaced page, excluding the title

and reference list pages.
• Be written using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and APA

• Clearly describe the issue that you are addressing in the opening paragraph.
• Include 3–4 bullet points regarding why you are seeking the legislator’s vote,

support, or opposition. Bullet points should be clear and concise but not
repetitive and should reflect current literature that substantiates your

• Summarize the implications for the nursing profession and/or patients.
• Conclude with two recommendations that you wish to see happen related to

your issue, such as a vote for or against, a change in policy, or the introduction
of new legislation.

• Use current APA Style, correct grammar, and references as appropriate.

The literature you cite must be from peer-reviewed journals and primary source

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