NURS 8043 - Political Activism & Nursing

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

NURS 3311 with D or better

Description: 

This course is designed to provide the student with a knowledge base and develop skills for implementation of political activism for the nursing profession within the United States of America or U. S. health care system. The course focuses on the politics of health policy in terms of legislative and executive processes at the local, state, and federal level. The course also explores economic, social, ethical and political factors related to activism and health care delivery. In addition, political aspects are explored relative to individuals or groups of importance, including special interest groups, lobbyists, the press, elected officials, legislative staff, and public agencies. Students will produce an analysis of health care systems and policies of selected countries compared to the U.S. health care system and industry.

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