NURS 8043 - Political Activism & Nursing, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3311 with C+ or better

Level: Upper

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. healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare systems and policies of selected countries compared to the U.S. healthcare system and industry.