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NUR 3826 - Legal Ethical Aspects in Nursing


3 credits
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the RN/BSN Program; current, valid, unencumbered RN license. This course is restricted to students who are accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. In order to enroll in the 3000 and 4000 level NUR courses, students must complete ENC 1101 , ENC 1102 , and STA 2023  with grades of "C" or higher. Students also must complete all science prerequisites as noted on the program page.
This course focuses on the areas of professional liability as it relates to negligence, intentional torts, and client consent. The role of the nurse is explored as it relates to patient advocacy and risk management. The student is introduced to the principles underlying legal and ethical issues and methods of rational decision-making related to healthcare. Critical laws and issues related to current professional practice are explored as follows: the moral foundations of professional practice; the elements of ethical decision-making; and maintaining ethical practice climates in healthcare delivery systems. This course is available to students as an online course and a face-to-face format that is web-enhanced, requiring students to complete classroom and specific web-based assignments and activities.



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