You are clinical nurse scholars in the making. You are the advanced practice nurses/DNPs and
members of the highly literate profession of advanced practice nursing who will chart the future
of health care. Good writing ability is as much a required skill for nurses in advanced practice as
performing clinical functions. Therefore, precision and scholarship is expected in all
1. Broadly outline the history of healthcare, policy, politics, and nursing in the United States
2. Discuss the regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements for Advance Practice Nurses (APN).
3. Discuss the advanced practice nurses’ role in relation to healthcare policy, politics, and political advocacy.
4. Outline the legislative policy process â€“ how a bill becomes a law.