In this course, the student gains an understanding of the ways healthcare is delivered, with emphasis on cost, access, the impact of globalization on healthcare, and outcomes. The student explores the role of the nurse within the healthcare delivery system and with respect to other members of the healthcare team and explores the disparity of healthcare that exists in the US. The student discovers the history of healthcare delivery in the US and evaluates the efficacy of this system. At the completion of this course, the student can articulate a vision of healthcare delivery that examines the contributions of nursing professionals.
3 hours of theory per week