This course explores the major issues and trends facing contemporary professional nursing. Focus is on historical perspectives and select theoretical frameworks of nursing, ethical and legal principles that guide professional nursing practice, economic and political forces that influence change in contemporary health care, nursing informatics, and current issues impacting health care organizations and patient care delivery. Students will critically analyze their own beliefs, values, and biases as they relate to the role of the Christian professional nurse in contemporary health care systems. Students will relate health care issues and trends to principles of nursing care. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS400 is a 3 credit course.