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 patient care.
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 NUR 411.
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
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,