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Books Required Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 6th Edition Author: Diana J. Mason RN PhD FAAN ISBN: 978-1437714166 Publisher: Saunders, (2012)

Topical Outline and Schedule Week 1 7/31/2017-8/6/2017 Chapters to Read Week 1 Chapter 1: pg. Frameworks for Action in Policy and Politics Chapter 2: pg. An Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics, and Nursing Chapter 3: pg. Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care Chapter 4: pg. Learning the Ropes of Policy and Politics

2. Assignment: Write a 500 – word paper using APA Format. Topic: What type of historical evidence can be used to support nursing’s political advocacy in providing primary health care?

ASSIGNMENT 2

Cross Training Staff

The practice of cross training staff (learning another type of job) is an old and often successful practice at hospitals.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research cross training techniques. Based on your research and training, respond to the following:

  • What steps would you take in deciding whether or not to cross train lab technicians as x-ray technicians?
  • What are the negative and positive financial considerations in making this decision?
  • What steps will you take to deal with a weekend staffing crisis whereby your small hospital has no x-ray technicians in-house, yet the demand for their services is very high including 30 percent of the need emanating from critical care units?