Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Health (RN-BSN)
This course examines the history and contemporary status of the American healthcare system as it relates to social, economic, cultural, political, and educational forces affecting nursing and health care. The role of the nurse is explored related to professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities. Nursing theorists are discussed and analyzed in terms of applicability for nursing practice. The student will also prepare for career opportunities and credentialing issues for life-long learning. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program track.