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Professional Issues

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
440
Course Credits: 
3

Didactic with three class hours/week. Analyses of economic, legal, historical and social issues affecting the practice of nursing and health care within complex adaptive systems. Discussion of the role of the nurse as a provider of care, a designer/manager/coordinator of care and a member of the profession. Examines scope and standards for the nursing profession and ethical issues related to the practice of nursing. Emerging trends in practice, education and delivery of care are discussed. Law regulating the practice of nursing is reviewed. Prerequisites: Open to students enrolled in the BSN Pre-Licensure Track only; NR 330, NR 340.