District Syllabus
Legal And Ethical Aspects Of Nursing

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing
Catalog Description:
This course is an assessment of ethical and legal issues confronting 
An assessment of ethical and legal issues confronting nurses and 
other health care providers in a variety of settings.  The course 
focuses on identification and analysis of legal and ethical concepts 
and principles underlying the critical thinking process in nursing 
and health care.              
Required Materials: Books:
  • Cowen, P. & Moorehead, S.. Current Issues in Nursing, 8th ed., Mosby, 2011. ISBN: 9780323065719
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Program Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, and 5.

1. Integrate professional behavior. 
2. Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3. Apply legal, ethical, and cultural sensitivity practices.
5. Apply organizational strategies              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Evaluate contemporary moral, legal and ethical concepts that 
affect patient-centered care and the practice of nursing.

2. Analyze the major ethical theories and ethical principles 
influencing ethical decision-making.

3. Describe scopes of practice and roles of health care team members.

4. Delineate general categories of errors and hazards in care.

5. Describe factors that create a culture of safety.

6. Describe processes used in understanding causes of error and 
allocation of responsibility and accountability.

7. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, 
mitigate error, and support decision making.

Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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