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NRS 203 - Trends and Issues in Nursing

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Exploration of the role of the nurse as a safe practitioner with legal and ethical responsibilities. Includes current issues and trends in nursing and health care delivery and the role of the nurse as a member of the profession.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 205IN , NRS 201 , NRS 201LC , and PSY 240  or ECE 107 .
Corequisite(s): NRS 202 , NRS 202CA , NRS 202CB  
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Nursing program and obtain consent of the Nursing Department before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare and contrast common approaches to organizing and delivering effective nursing care. [patient-centered care]
  2. Discuss the current components of the American health system. [systems-based practice]
  3. Identify the relationship between the political process and the delivery of health care services. [leadership and system-based practice]
  4. Analyze bioethical concerns in nursing practice. [evidence-based practice and quality improvement]
  5. Describe innovations and trends affecting the past, present, and future practice of nursing. [quality improvement, informatics, professionalism]
  6. Debate the advantages and disadvantages of collective voices in nursing. [patient-centered care, teamwork, collaboration}
  7. Differentiate the structure and functions of organizations for and about nursing. [safety and professionalism]
  8. Evaluate strategies for effective employment, nursing practice, and future educational priorities. [professionalism and leadership}

  1. Nursing as a Profession
  2. Legal Issues
  3. Bioethical Issues
  4. Nursing Organizations and Collective Bargaining
  5. Reality Shock and Career Planning
  6. National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Preparation
  7. Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN)

Effective Term:
Spring 2019

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