NSE 407 Professional Issues and Trends

This course will examine current political, economic and social influences on the Canadian Health Delivery System from the federal, provincial and municipal perspectives. Emphasis will be placed on strategies that nurses can use to influence change. Trends and current issues in nursing and health care will be examined in relation to their implications for organized professional groups and unions, individual nurses and evolution of nursing roles. Course content will build upon concepts introduced in NSE 112. Students will be expected to take personal action by using the political process, applying research findings and beginning to participate in the development of health and social policy through their own personal and professional experiences. Lect: 3 hrs. Corequisite: NSE 417, Prerequisites: (NSE 31B or NSE 31), (NSE 32B or NSE 32), and NSE 306 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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