select a current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice (local/national) and support a..

select a current policy issue regarding nurse practitioner practice (local/national) and support a position regarding the policypolicy position paper1. Policy Position Paper The student will select a current regarding nurse practitioner practice (local/national) and support a position regarding the policy. (Refer to NONPF core competencies/policy competencies. Topics must relate to, or policies that affect the adult and gerontology community. The policy selected must be a current policy, not one that is not yet proposed. Topics can be local (NY

City) Regional (NY State) or Federal (US). Refer to NONPF, AANP and NYSNPA websites to view their policy priorities. The paper can be completed within 5-6 pages, excluding titles page, any appendixes or tables. Faculty must approve the topic by week #3. Grading of the paper as follows: A. Introduction to the policy issue: 2-3 paragraphs, introduce the topic, and why the policy impacts upon health of the community, especially vulnerable populations, OR NP Practice, why the student selected this issue, and why it is a problem that needs to be addresses through policy. 15 points B. Background information lays the framework for the policy. This section can include history of the issue, what has been done/not done, and how different populations are   affected. The reader should have a detailed understanding of the issue. This section can be completed in no more than 2 pages. 30 points C. Identifies and discusses the policy and its impact on NP practice. Provide compete discussion of students position which incorporates supportive evidence related to the position from research, law, policy statements, white papers, etc. Students can describe their personal experiences, if applicable. The discussion should also include how the policy impacts upon vulnerable population as identified above. 40 points D. Use of APA 6th Ed, style 15 points

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