Jan 25, 2022
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
- Compare and contrast common approaches to organizing and delivering effective nursing care. [patient-centered care]
- Discuss the current components of the American health system. [systems-based practice]
- Identify the relationship between the political process and the delivery of health care services. [leadership and system-based practice]
- Analyze bioethical concerns in nursing practice. [evidence-based practice and quality improvement]
- Describe innovations and trends affecting the past, present, and future practice of nursing. [quality improvement, informatics, professionalism]
- Debate the advantages and disadvantages of collective voices in nursing. [patient-centered care, teamwork, collaboration}
- Differentiate the structure and functions of organizations for and about nursing. [safety and professionalism]
- Evaluate strategies for effective employment, nursing practice, and future educational priorities. [professionalism and leadership}
- Nursing as a Profession
- Legal Issues
- Bioethical Issues
- Nursing Organizations and Collective Bargaining
- Reality Shock and Career Planning
- National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Preparation
- Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN)
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