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NURS 427. Nursing Ethics and Genetics

Credits: 3
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Ethical nursing practice including decision making, self-awareness of professional values, legal issues of patient care, genetics and genomics. Majors only. Online only.
Prerequisites: NURS 418, NURS 428
Corequisites: NURS 429, NURS 431
Semester Offered: Summer
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. Examine ethical principles in advocacy for the rights of all clients for autonomous, informed genetic and genomic related decision making and voluntary action.
7. Integrate the professional values of caring, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice into ethical nursing practice.

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