Assignment 2: Policy Brief (2pages)

For this assignment, students will write a policy brief related to health care and its effect on nursing practice. Students will utilize the bill selected in Assignment 1.
Assignment Criteria
Utilizing the selected bill from Assignment 1, complete the following:
1. Summarize the issue or problem that captures its essence.
o The issue can be a bill that was passed in the student’s state’s recent legislative session, or an issue presented in the state’s legislative session but ‘died’ in committee
o Choose a regulation or judicial decision
o Make sure the bill has a financial impact on healthcare
2. Discuss the bill’s background and include the following elements in concise bulleted format:
o Name and party affiliation of the sponsor of the bill
o Background information on the issue
o Identify the bill’s stakeholders
o Key regulatory and legislative history
o Provide data such as statistics, demographics, recent trends, etc. Include current references for all data provided
3. Describe policy options or alternatives.
o Present the pros and cons of three options or alternatives
o Present a political perspective associated with each of the options or alternatives
o Provide a timetable for action
4. Recommended action and impact on the nursing profession.
5. Include a minimum of three (3) references from professional scholarly peer-reviewed journals to support the policy brief (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old. Additionally, include a reference for the selected bill.
6. The Policy Brief should be a one or two pages excluding the title and reference page. See example in Chapter 10 Table 10-15 Policy Brief Guidelines in the Porche textbook.
7. Include a title and reference page. The brief can be single-spaced. Follow APA format for all other areas of the paper.