|Prerequisites||NURS 220, NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 255, NURS 265, NURS 310, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 375, NURS 410, NURS 420, NURS 425|
|Corequisites||NURS 430, NURS 460|
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 3.0 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.