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Health Law, Policy, Ethics, and Global Trends




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Course level: NUR Graduate

This course analyzes the role of the graduate-level nurse as a leader in the profession as a steward of financial management. Topics include principles in financial and resource management, budgetary cost controls, fiscal responsibility, and health care policies and reform. A key concept is the interrelationship between health policy, legislation, regulation, finance, and practice.] This course is not available to students who reside Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, or Washington.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

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Learning Outcome

  • Analyze how uninsured individuals affect the U.S. health care system.
  • Evaluate how Medicare and managed care affect hospital decision making.
  • Compare and contrast health care delivery in the United States and other countries.
  • Analyze the role the U.S. economy plays in allocating health care resources.
  • Analyze the characteristics of health policy making in the United States.
  • Evaluate ethical considerations in health care policy and law.
  • Analyze emerging and escalating global health issues and their effect on health policy, law, and finance.
  • Forecast future trends and their possible impacts on the health care system.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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