NURS 503. Ethics, Advanced Nursing Practice and the Health Care Environment. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 501. Grounded in the disciplinary perspective and heritage of nursing, emphasizes analysis of ethical concepts foundational to advanced nursing practice while considering diverse perspectives of the patient, family, health care team and organizational system. Focuses on applying ethical decision-making frameworks to analyze ethical dilemmas and negotiating individual and team-based values. Addresses development of effective communication and leadership strategies for promoting ethical health care delivery and managing ethical conflicts.