Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 
    
2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 307 - Policy, Power & Politics of Nursing

3 credits
This course is founded on Chinn and Kramer’s emancipatory knowing in nursing and is focused on the professional nurse role in taking responsibility for shaping social policy.  Discussion of policy, politics and power in nursing; students will identify barriers to nursing political activism, and explore skills to achieve political competence, learn how to enter points of access for policy development. Students will learn about the roots of activism in nursing, and recognize past and current nurse activists; examine the social justice embedded in professional practices laws, standards, and ethics; how nurses fulfill the American Nurses Association Social Policy Statement; have a social contract with society to fulfill the demands of professional responsibilities through the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice. Students will study the Washington Code for Nursing (WAC), and how it regulates nursing by licensing; commit to practice according to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics; and to act individually, collectively, and through political actions for social change.  Students will explore inter-professional practice issues related to health policy and shared power. Students will examine health care trends and issues contributing to population health outcomes.



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