hsn470 | undergraduate

Health Policy, Law, And Ethics

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This course examines the interrelationships of legal decisions, health policy development, legislation, and regulation in the context of contemporary issues to the RN generalist role. Students will analyze legislative impact on nursing practice, ethical issues, ANA Code of Ethics and regulatory governance.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Access to Care

    • Describe various health and societal issues that stimulate legislation and development of health care policy.
    • Explain the impact of legislation on professional nursing practice.

    Impact of Law on Professional Nursing Practice

    • Analyze common legal and ethical issues that occur in professional nursing practice.
    • Describe the changing health care environment and its impact on professional nursing practice.

    Legal Standards and Nursing Liability

    • Describe standards of care from legal and nursing practice perspectives.
    • Associate negligence and malpractice with potential nursing liability issues in a variety of health care settings.
    • Discuss the nurse's role in obtaining informed consent.
    • Explain the role of the board of nursing in disciplinary actions.

    Current Trends and Roles of Professional Nursing Practice

    • Identify standards of practice for a specialty nursing organization.
    • Analyze issues and trends affecting current nursing practice.

    Professional Ethics and Professional Nursing Practice

    • Explain the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses.
    • Compare and contrast personal values and professional ethics.
    • Describe how the principles of ethics can be applied in nursing practice.
    • Describe state nurse practice acts and their impact on professional nursing practice.
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