NURS 648 - Healthcare Policy and Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN degree program. This course focuses on the values, codes and principles that govern the practice of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and knowledge and the obligations of the CNL role in health care planning and policy. Students will identify the ethical dimensions and dilemmas that impact the current health care milieu, the practice of nursing, and the delivery of health care. Concepts related to access to healthcare, quality of life, the need for cost containment, national health care policy and the rights of clients will be discussed.