Health Policy Nurse

A Health Policy Nurse helps improve the well-being of society by playing an active role in public health policies.
Required education
MSN
Attributes
Managerial
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Research-oriented
Analyze data and discover new ways to help patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll be able to make a difference by becoming a leader in advocacy, research, analysis, policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Research

Analyze healthcare laws, regulations and public policies.

Strategy

Devise plans to promote policy change and create new health policies.

Where you’ll work
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Government offices
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Legislative offices
  • Research firms
How to become a Health Policy Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.

03

Get a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

This will include coursework and a 10-week Health Policy Residency Program in a government office, advocacy organization, community group or similar institution.

04

If you want to take on a leadership role, you can get your Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).

05

You’re ready to work as a Health Policy Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Health Policy Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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