University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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The purpose of this paper was to conduct a literature review regarding the current state of health policy education in nursing school curricula. Additionally, the paper will outline what improvements are being implemented in nursing education. The database CINAHL was used to conduct this study. According to the literature, there are an inadequate number of nurses participating in health policy reform which can be linked back to a lack of health policy education while in nursing school. The literature suggests options such as experiential learning, group activities and reflections, enhancing faculty knowledge, suggesting new teaching strategies, and implementing new courses as ways to improve policy education thus increasing nurse participation in health policy.
I would like to thank both Dr. Hand and Professor Cowden for their continued support and guidance during this process. I would also like to thank my parents and sister for supporting me throughout my academic journey and all aspects of my life. Finally, without my husband Ryan, none of this would have been possible. Thank you for always believing in me.
B. S. N.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Health care reform; Medical policy; Nursing--Study and teaching
Gebelein, Katelyn, "The state of healthcare policy education in nursing school curricula: a literature review" (2021). Honors Theses.