NS 808 - Nursing Law and Ethics

This course provides various ethical frameworks and an overview of the U.S. legal system, as a basis for analyzing health care issues affecting health care institutions, individual patients throughout their life spans and health care providers. Students will locate and identify primary legal resources related to nursing in order to answer specific legal questions related to their individuals nursing practices. Overall legal-ethical issues common to health care administration, expanded practice nursing, and health care education are reviewed. Selected complex health care ethical dilemmas, such as right to life, right to die and health care allocation are examined. ◊ This course emphasizes student engagement using a required service experience.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • GR 798 - Essentials of Scholarly Writing
  • NS 807 - Theories and Concepts of Advanced Practice Roles

Last updated: 06/10/2021