NUR 210 - Issues in Nursing
NUR 210 is a nonclinical course in which issues of professional nursing are critically examined through exploration of current themes including quality and safety initiatives, leadership and management practices, licensure and legal implications, employment matters and professional responsibility. One class hour.
Prerequisites: NUR 110 and NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop strategies for making a successful transition from student nurse to professional nurse, embracing ideals of integrity, responsibility and ethical practice.
2. Analyze the impact of various forces on nursing and health care delivery that may include demographic, economic, legal, political, social, and technological issues.
3. Establish the knowledge necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
4. Demonstrate beginning skills necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
5. Develop emerging attitudes necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
6. Integrate ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing according to established standards of professional nursing (may include: New York State Licensure Law and Regulations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, American Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics etc.)
7. Apply concepts of quality and safety to move patients and families toward optimal outcomes.
8. Employ the Root Cause Analysis process as a method to improve the delivery of safe, quality, health care.
9. Reflect upon the attitudes in a culture of safety vs. culture of shame and blame.
10. Identify the importance of participation in lifelong learning.
11. Apply communication strategies used in an evolving leadership role.
Course Offered Fall and Spring