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NURS 478 Ethics and Excellence in Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, enhances the development of ethical thinking for applied decision making. Ethical theories for decision making in nursing, biomedical ethical issues, and professional codes will be discussed. The student will analyze ethical issues such as the use of the Internet, technology, confidentiality, privacy, refusal of treatment, decisional capacity, abuse, and end of life concepts. Case studies will be used to analyze ethical principles and issues within a variety of practice contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Research evidence and case law will be integrated throughout.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall


2 credits