Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the student with a greater understanding of the health of the world population. The course begins with an overview of the political aspects of the healthcare delivery system, including the relevance of the political process in nursing, and information describing how one can become informed. Social, political, and economic considerations are discussed within the delivery of global healthcare. Health policy is studied in relation to relevant theories and principals of patient centered care. Research and theory are integrated as students consider potential strategies for change as leaders within the profession of nursing. Issues discussed include the controversy over the appropriate educational preparation for entry into practice. Information about the role of law and policy are explained in relation to legal issues in nursing practice. Leadership and management principles are further developed to give the masters prepared nurse the tools needed to perform in an international leadership role.
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