Professional Issues in Nursing (NURS455)


Prerequisite Courses

Co-Requisite Courses

Course Memo

This theory course examines the role of the professional nurse in the current healthcare system in the United States, focusing on social policy, quality, cost, and organization of care. Students are introduced to legal-ethical, political, financial, and sociocultural aspects of healthcare delivery. Concepts considered include knowledge; critical thinking; shared responsibility and self-development; environment; and health professional role. The course includes 2.0 credit hours of theory (45 clock hours) and is taught over the entire trimester. This course meets the requirement for an oral and written communication course.