Examination of health policy and its significance to practice.
Overview of policy analysis, legislative and regulatory processes and
issues such as health care reform, health care costs, Medicare and
Medicaid, and health insurance. Principles of access, equity,
affordability, and social justice in health care delivery. Students
participate in legislative, regulatory and political processes.
Introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and the evidence base
for its effectiveness. Comparison of US and Chinese health systems.
Offered in collaboration with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese
Study of health care and traditional Chinese medicine at Shanghai
University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. NUR 320 is highly
recommended prior to taking NUR 330.
International courses, practica or service-learning projects that
promote an understanding of global responses to health problems. May be
repeated for credit.
Integration of the research process and methods with
elements of evidence-based practice to promote
client-centered, safe and effective care. Incorporation of
informatics into the research process and the delivery of
Analysis of ethical theories and their application to
problems confronted in health care practice. Philosophical
considerations are applied in resolving ethical dilemmas and
promoting the values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity,
integrity, and social justice.
Examination of public health nursing and community
health concepts to promote health and prevent disease for
individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
Partnerships with community members, agencies and health
systems are emphasized. Must be taken concurrently with
Application of public health nursing and community
health concepts for the promotion of individual, family,
group, community and population health through group work
and a field experience. Inter-professional collaboration is
encouraged. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 410.
Application of leadership theories to develop skills,
competencies and a personal leadership style required to
advance health and the nursing profession. Strategies for
collaboration with healthcare professionals to redesign
healthcare systems and diffuse change.
Analysis of the role of nurses as care coordinators to
promote safe, quality, cost effective care and resources and
of factors that affect the ability of nurses to provide care
coordination. Exploration of strategies for
inter-professional collaboration to promote team-based,
An integrative experience that synthesizes learning in
the core nursing curriculum. Students select a practice or
policy problem, design a project to study or remedy the
problem, and, when possible, implement the project. Involves
collaboration with a mentor. Prerequisites: NUR 310,
350, 410, 411, 430, and 450.