|Department||Health and Biomedical Sciences|
|Postrequisites||NURS 220, NURS 255, NURS 225|
This course focuses on philosophy of healthcare as an introductory, interdisciplinary course which explores the assumptions underlying a career in healthcare. These assumptions include views on the moral nature of humans, their inherent value, and the ethical issues surrounding illness, suffering, and pain. These topics will be examined through a variety of learning modalities including discussion, readings, journaling, and critical-thinking exercises. Each student will have an Academic Coach that he or she will meet with outside of the class for a total of six 30-minute sessions. These sessions are arranged according to each student's schedule, and are designed to go over an individualized learning program to help them further absorb the discussions and topics of the course as well as other classes here on campus. The course will use these learning opportunities to help students develop their critical thinking and communication skills while exploring their own philosophy of healthcare.