Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
NRS 423 Issues in Health Care and Professional Nursing
3 hours; 3 credits
Current issues in health care and nursing are discussed and analyzed in relation to their influence on culturally competent care of individuals, families, and communities. Pro and con positions are addressed through discussions, papers, and other teaching-learning activities and technologies aimed at enhancing quality and safe care. Individual, group, and political strategies to negotiate and effect change are outlined and demonstrated. Critical appraisal of research, theories, historical and current events, ethical and legal guidelines, professional associations, networking, mentoring, and other resources to promote cultural competence in the diverse workplace and advance the nursing profession are explored. This course should be taken in the student’s last semester of the BS degree program in Nursing.
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