DNP 720 Health Policy & Ethics


This course explores policy decisions and associated issues, shaping organizations, financing, and implementing health care services and delivery systems. Health Policy & Ethics covers ethical, social, and political issues affecting healthcare delivery, nursing services, communities, and society. Discussions also encompass dynamics pertinent to the roles and influences of health care leaders and providers and consumers, government, and law.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze the economic ramifications of health planning, organizing resources, payment methods, and the cost-effectiveness of various health care delivery systems.
  • Discuss the socio-economic, legal, ethical, and political issues pertinent to policymaking and providing equitable, safe, and quality healthcare.
  • Critically analyze ethical dilemmas and their impacts on patient care and population health outcomes.
  • Assess ethical decision-making from personal and organizational perspectives.