Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Intro. health policy & its impact on organizational, local, national, & global issues of access, equity, quality, safety, & social justice in the practice environ. Social, ethical, economic, & political issues that affect the delivery of health & nursing services are analyzed. The role of RNs in advocating & influencing change thru the devel. & imprv. of healthcare policies for patients, the nursing profession, & healthcare systems are explored.
Designed to provide information and guidance about the process of initiating a research project, to explore issues related to the research process, and encourage communication among Distinguished Majors Program participants. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing DMP.
Designed to assist students in the process of preparing their thesis to present to their peers and the faculty. Also assists in preparing the thesis for publication. Prerequisite: NURS 4950.
This course provides an overview of policy decisions related to the organization, financing, and delivery of health care. Social, ethical, and political issues that affect the delivery of health and nursing services are analyzed. Roles and influences of providers and consumers of health care, as well as government and entrepreneurial interests, are examined. Emphasis on the impact of policy decisions on nursing practice and health services. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.