The focus of this course is to assist the student to develop sensitivity to ethical areas in nursing practice. The student will examine his/her own values and patients’ values in order to provide appropriate nursing care. Understanding of how values influence decisions about health care will be discussed. Future moral problems that nurses are likely to face are introduced. The influence of values and moral frameworks on the ethical dimension of nursing practice and on the nurse’s role as a patient advocate is also explored. Prerequisite: Graduate of a State Board of Nursing approved pre-licensure R.N. associate degree or diploma program in nursing. Students may enroll in this course prior to receiving RN license and/or official acceptance into the RN-BSN Program.
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.