NUR 3826-sec 6876 - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF...

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NURSING COURSE SYLLABUS FALL 2009 COURSE NUMBER NUR 3826 COURSE TITLE Legal , Ethical, and Cultural Issues in Professional Nursing Practice CREDITS 2 PLACEMENT BSN Program -Generic Track PREREQUISITE NUR 3825: Introduction to Professional Nursing FACULTY M. Josephine Snider, EdD, RN [email protected] HPNP4203 (352) 273-6392 Office hours: Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm DEPARTMENT CHAIR Jennifer H. Elder, PhD, RN, FAAN [email protected] HPNP 4221 (352) 273-6359 Office hours: By appointment only COURSE DESCRIPTION This course presents legal and ethical issues important to the development of critical thinking and decision-making in the professional nursing role. Cultural diversity, personal beliefs and values are examined in relation to health care decisions. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Analyze basic legal concepts relevant to the practice of professional nursing. 2. Describe selected theories for ethical decision-making. 3. Utilize a systematic decision-making approach to analyze ethical dilemmas in nursing practice. 4. Discuss accountability for clinical decision-making in situations with legal and ethical dilemmas. 5. Analyze the effect of cultural diversity and personal beliefs and values on health care decisions. 6. Evaluate case studies to determine the legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse.
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NUR 3826 COURSE SYLLABUS PAGE 2 COURSE SCHEDULE Section Day Time Room 6876 Thursday 11:45am-1:40pm G301 E-Learning is the course management system that you will use for this course. E-Learning is accessed by using your Gatorlink account name and password at http://lss.at.ufl.edu . There are several tutorials and student help links on the E-Learning login site. If you have technical questions call the UF Computer Help Desk at 352-392-HELP or send email to [email protected] .
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