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NURS 305. Nursing Law and Ethics

Credits: 2
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Legal and ethical issues of professional nursing practice.
Prerequisites: NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 309, NURS 317, and NURS 310 or NURS 322
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply nursing history, nursing theory, ethical theories and principles into the practice of legal and ethical nursing practice.
2. Use value clarification and self-awareness in nursing situations to provide culturally diverse, high quality, and safe patient care.
3. Use legal and ethical decision-making models, including the ANA Code of Ethics, to address the needs of individuals and families in all stages of life.
4. Integrate knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, licensing, legal regulations, and law into legal and ethical nursing practice.
5. Examine ethical principles as they relate to health care delivery systems, health policy issues, economic issues and social issues today.
6. Comprehend the ethics inherent in the principled behavior of a professional nurse.
7. Apply the ethics of advocacy to enable nurse and patient empowerment.
8. Integrate the professional values of caring, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice into ethical nursing practice.






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