NRSG 490 Health Care: Policies and Access (2 cr.)
Pre-requisite: NRSG 315, NRSG 355
This course examines 21st century health care delivery in the United States
while referencing reciprocal worldview relationships.. Economic, organizational, legal, ethical,
and historical factors are realistically considered. Assumptions and circumstances leading to the
need for reform are reviewed in the context of socio-cultural changes in populations,
environmental influences, and public health indicators in a global society. Policy making
implications for regulatory change and relevant fiscally responsible approaches to health care
delivery are explored by comparing and contrasting systems which focus on health restoration
and maintenance. The role of the professional nurse in practice and influential advocacy will
permeate discussions in the course.
This seven week, two credit course (30 clock hours) includes scheduled conferences and
interactive discussions with peers and the professor.