412 Trends and Issues for Professional Nursing – 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory and Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Clinical; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course focuses on the trends and issues impacting nursing and healthcare. Topics include legal issues, informatics, regulatory processes, professionalism, health care policy, economics, quality, and care delivery systems. The responsibilities of the professional nurse in the current complex healthcare environment are emphasized.