Course: NURS 501. Ethics, Policy, and Legal Implications for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program. This course is designed to explore the social forces and the political, ethical and economic structures that affect nursing practice and shape healthcare access, safety, quality and delivery in local, state, national and global systems. Students will examine the role of the advanced practice nurse as political activist and policy advocate within the U.S. healthcare delivery systems. Ethical reasoning is emphasized as the foundation for practice, policy and economics, as well as for corollary laws, regulations, resource allocation, funding strategies, costs, budgeting and outcomes.