436 Trends and Issues for Professional Nursing for the RN – 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Registered Nurses only. Completion of Concepts of Professional Nursing for the RN; completion of or concurrent registration in Nursing and Healthcare Ethics and Nursing Research; 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. Concepts discussed include legal issues, informatics, regulatory processes, professionalism, health care policy, and economics, quality, and care delivery systems. The responsibilities of the professional nurse in the current complex healthcare environment are emphasized.