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Specialty Nurs (ASN)
SPECIALTY NURS
CLASS CODE: NURS 204 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course uses the conceptual model to focus on professional accountability, legal issues, current trends, and educational opportunities for nurses.
TAUGHT: Fall (1st Block) and Winter (1st Block)
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Conform to legal, ethical, and professional standards as described by the Nursing Profession.

2. Use data relating to legal/ethical issues in the nursing process.

3. Identify appropriate lines of authority in resolving potential legal/ethical dilemmas in the nursing environment.

4. Relate the importance of developing a caring relationship to the prevention of malpractice suits by patients.

5. Discuss the legal and ethical implications of impaired practice due to chemical abuse.

6. Describe the purpose and functions of the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing.

7. Describe the purpose and functions of the Student Nurse Association.

8. Describe opportunities of a BSN/MSN education.

9. Demonstrate ability to delegate responsibilities.

10. Review licensure responsibilites in preparation for Nursing 299.

11. Understand the reasons for the rising costs of health care, the changing patterns of payment, fee-for-service payment, prospective payment, DRG's, capitation, Certificates of need, preferred providers, managed care, case management, vertically integrated health care systems, using acuity measures to determine costs and other cost-containment measures.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Relate the patient's knowledge of health maintenance and illness to his ability to participate in his treatment program as these issues bear on legal/ethical consequences.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Relate the patient's developmental-functional level to the patient's ability to assume responsibility in situations that may have legal/ethical consequences.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Lab Fee: $5.00
NCLEX Review Fee: $30.00
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003