Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 603 Professional Role Development and Ethical Issues 2 sem. hrs.
This course explores the professional role of the nurse in health care delivery, research, and education. Emphasis will be placed on practice that improves patient health outcomes and nursing education, utilizing areas targeted by national health-care objectives. Students will critically analyze theory and research from nursing and related sciences to understand ethical, social, cultural, economic, and political issues in the health care environment. Ethical, legislative and regulatory requirements related to the practice of advanced nursing will be appraised, with an emphasis on understanding how to promote health and prevent illnesses of the public within appropriate ethical and legal boundaries. The context of practicing within an interdisciplinary setting will be accentuated.
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