District Syllabus
Healthcare Policy And Economics

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course will provide the student with a foundation for 
participating in health policy with organizations and for 
understanding the economic impact of health planning. Content will 
include a review of the organization of health care systems, health 
care financing, economic implications and the role of the provider 
in policy-making. Emphasis is on the analysis of health policy from 
a socioeconomic, ideological, political, historical, and 
technological perspective while integrating clinical management 
processes and the use of available community fiscal resources.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Nickitas, D. M., Middaugh, D. J., & Aries, N. Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, 2 nd ed., Jones & Bartlett, 2016. ISBN: 9780763756598
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:

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

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Emerge as a caring and competent provider, designer, and 
coordinator of nursing care who demonstrates integrity, community 
values, and nondiscrimination in health promotion and illness 

2. Display critical thinking while employing the nursing process and 
provide evidence-based health care information to individuals, 
families, and communities empowering them to make informed choices 
and decisions. 

3. Develop ability as a caring and competent manager of nursing care 
in a variety of settings respecting the dignity and worth of each 
patient regardless of ethnic identity, race, gender, age, status, 
diagnosis, or ability to pay. 

4. Perform as an effective communicator who uses leadership skills 
to collaborate and partner with patients, families, communities, and 
other health care providers to promote wellness and effect social 
change for a healthy environment. 

5. Perform duties as a professional practitioner and lifelong 
learner who understands health care systems and health care policy, 
encouraging legislation and policy consistent with the advancement 
of nursing care and health care.
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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