Spring 2014 Courses
NUR300 – Legal Challenges in Health Care
St. Peters – Tuesdays, 2pm – 5 pm, Instructor Catrina Sparacio, Room TBA
This course is designed to empower future health care professionals (i.e. nurse, physician, psychologist, physical therapist, licensed social worker) to take an active role in the legal and political process. Rights, privileges, and obligations of practitioners in their relationship to each other, their employers, their patients, and all providers of health care will be considered. This course will prepare students to practice within the legal boundaries of their health care profession and to help them understand legal implications and advocacy throughout such practice.
NUR310 Professional Role Development II
St. Peters – Thursdays 6pm – 9pm – Instructor Katie Hooven, Room TBA
Focuses on professional role development and socialization to the clinician role within the Nursing framework of caring and Benner’s model of clinical development (novice to expert). Clinical application of this conceptual model to the experiences of wellness and illness is emphasized based on the works of Watson, Benner, and Rogers as explicated within the School of Nursing philosophy. Other nursing theories/models are also discussed from a nursing practice perspective. The clinician role is further developed emphasizing the concepts of professionalism (power and empowerment, accountability, collaboration, autonomy, and advocacy), and ethical decision making (including critical thinking, clinical decision making, and the nursing process). The clinician sub-roles of caregiver, critical thinker, teacher, collaborator, and user of nursing theory are also discussed. The concept of diversity, as applied to the challenges in health care delivery, is emphasized in this course.
Program Questions: Sharen Clugston / firstname.lastname@example.org