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Courses on Health Policy

Currently, courses are offered originating from several James Madison University disciplines each semester that focus on health policy topics.

An interprofessional elective NSG 490 Healthy Health Policy: students will explore a policy issue of importance to the local community, analyze available data, and develop evidence-based policy recommendations. Students’ research and recommendations will be disseminated through professional posters and published policy briefs.

NSG 354 Art and Science of Nursing: uses a scope of practice advocacy assignment requiring students to investigate an advocacy organization and how they legislatively take action to advocate for scope of practice issues.

NSG 454 Transition to Practice: students create a five session public blog on health care or health professional issues requiring a change. Legislators participate.

ECON 300 Health Economics: students are introduced to special topics related to health policy as determined by faculty.

HSA 466 Health Policy and Politics: students are introduced to state and federal policy-making processes with a distinct focus on health policy. Emphasis is on how health policy impacts health service organizations and the delivery of health care.

SOWK 335. Social Policy includes the study of the formulation and consequences of social policy in the context of contemporary social, cultural, racial, ethnic, political and economic conditions. Skill development in creation of a proposal, policy evaluation and change advocacy in U.S. society with emphasis on agency, local, state and national levels.