The baccalaureate nursing student will gain an understanding of the ways healthcare is delivered, with emphasis on cost, access, the impact of globalization on health care, and outcomes. The student will explore the role of the nurse within the health-care delivery “system” and with respect to other members of the healthcare team and explore the disparity in health care that exists in the US system. This course will assist the baccalaureate student to discover the history of health-care delivery in America and will encourage the student to evaluate the efficacy of the US system. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to articulate a vision of health care delivery that examines the contributions of nursing professionals.
3 hours of theory per week