Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisites: for MECN students, courses 266, 268, 269; for dual NP/CNS students, courses 245, 269, 445. Analysis of health care policies and how policies impact patient outcomes, clinical practice, health care delivery, and clinician well-being. Concepts related to policy making, formulating health care policy, how to affect political processes, and stakeholder involvement in policy decision making and implementation. Development of understanding of increasing levels of public, governmental, and third party participation in and scrutiny of health care system. Discussion of assembly bills effect on nursing. Emphasis on clinical nurse leader role in health policy and advocacy. Satisfies course requirement for CNL certification. Letter grading.