NURS 620: Ethical/Legal Issues in Advanced Practice*

3 Credits

This course will address the underlying historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives in ethics from a biomedical and nursing perspective. Ethical issues will be addressed in a case-based approach. Students will attend ethics rounds and participate in ethics advisory boards at health care facilities. The course will also explore legal issues in advanced practice and in the health care system. Topics will include scope of practice, state and federal practice regulations, risk management/malpractice, and legal issues in practice ownership/management.