NURS 721 - Legal and Risk Management in Administrative Practice (4)

This course examines the increased importance of legal issues in healthcare administration and the attendant risks that these present to nurse executives. The course will examine legal principles related to nursing practice, human resource management, forensics and corporate responsibility for contracts. The requisite elements of healthcare risk management: identification, analysis, treatment and evaluation to prevent unexpected financial losses from casualty, worker's compensation, and professional liability will be evaluated for applicability in current healthcare systems.