NUR6050 Week 10 Assignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation

NUR6050 Week 10 Assignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation

NUR6050 Week 10 Assignment: Assessing a Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation

Program/policy evaluation is a valuable tool that can help strengthen the quality of
programs/policies and improve outcomes for the populations they serve.
Program/policy evaluation answers basic questions about program/policy
effectiveness. It involves collecting and analyzing information about
program/policy activities, characteristics, and outcomes. This information can
be used to improve program services or policy initiatives ultimately.

Nurses can
play a very important role assessing program/policy evaluation for the same
reasons that they can be so important to program/policy design. Nurses bring
expertise and patient advocacy that can add significant insight and impact. In
this Assignment, you will practice applying this expertise and insight by selecting
an existing healthcare program or policy evaluation and reflecting on the
criteria used to measure the effectiveness of the program/policy.

To Prepare:

Review the
Healthcare Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template provided in the
Resources.

Select an
existing healthcare program or policy evaluation or choose one of interest to
you and get approval to use it from your Instructor.

Review the
healthcare program or policy evaluation and reflect on the criteria used to
measure the effectiveness of the program or policy described.

The
Assignment: (2–3 pages)

Based on
the program or policy evaluation you selected, complete the Healthcare
Program/Policy Evaluation Analysis Template. Be sure to address the following:

Describe
the healthcare program or policy outcomes.

How was the
success of the program or policy measured?

How many
people were reached by the program or policy selected?

How much of
an impact was realized with the program or policy selected?

At what
point in program implementation was the program or policy evaluation conducted?

What data
was used to conduct the program or policy evaluation?

What
specific information on unintended consequences was identified?

What
stakeholders were identified in the evaluation of the program or policy? Who would
benefit most from the results and reporting of the program or policy
evaluation? Be specific and provide examples.

Did the
program or policy meet the original intent and objectives? Why or why not?

Would you
recommend implementing this program or policy in your place of work? Why or why
not?

Identify at
least two ways that you, as a nurse advocate, could become involved in
evaluating a program or policy after 1 year of implementation.

By Day 7 of
Week 10

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