September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 31, 2020  
September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NF 320 - Nursing VIII


This course analyzes the impact of educational, legal, ethical, political, and social issues on health policy and healthcare as well as rising liability insurance costs and perspectives on American healthcare delivery-past, present, and future. The emphasis is on nursing at the microsystem level. Healthcare policies at the local, regional, state, national, and global levels will be discussed, including similarities and differences. Global differences and their relationship to American healthcare practice are explored. Issues of funding methods, resource allocation, access to care, and disparities impacting the healthcare system are addressed from a policy perspective. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of the effects of practice and healthcare laws and policies related to practice, consumer health, and the profession of nursing associated with the cultural differences, current legislation, political and religious controversy, economic constraints, and technology. Factors will be defined that may influence a proactive response to achieve safety, prevention of errors, and quality patient outcomes. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.