NURS-254 Ethics, Quality and Decision-making in Nursing
Fall for 2017-2018
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NURS 254 builds upon previous coursework in the nursing major and is intended to be a forum in which the student integrates concepts relevant to professional judgment and decision-making. Using a case study and discussion format students will be guided through contemporary challenges in healthcare encountered by professional nurses that require critical thinking and problem solving skills. The course will bring into alignment the student’s previous coursework in ethics, evidence-based practice, quality care standards, policy, social justice, and experiential learning as a framework for evaluating initiatives that affect health status and care delivery. The course will assist the student to synthesize knowledge and skills that supports decision-making in the health care environment ranging from clinical care sites to public policy.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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