Ethics in Nursing

Ethics in Nursing
Overview of ethical principles and theories, emphasizing role of ethics in nursing; instruction and practice in advanced oral and written communication skills for professional nursing practice.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNURS 300 & NURS 320 & NURS 341
 NoteCompletion of both Nurs 320 and Nurs 339 fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining NURS 339
Course Outcomes: 

Write clearly and effectively.

Write clearly, focus on a well-defined purpose, use APA conventions of structure, and adopt a voice, tone, and level of formality suited to the audience.

Writing and the nursing discipline

Demonstrate an understanding of writing in the nursing discipline as a strategy for effectively communicating with others and as a way of learning and demonstrating what one has learned.

Productive writing processes

Demonstrate effective writing processes, which include developing ethically sound and persuasive arguments; organizing content to enhance logical flow of ideas; revising; editing grammar, word usage, spelling, and punctuation; proofreading; seeking and using peer review; properly citing sources to avoid plagiarism; and writing successive drafts of the same paper.

Public speaking

Demonstrate the ability to speak publicly and deliver effective presentations.

Reflective thinking

Engage in reflective thinking to clarify personal moral and ethical values.

Ethical dilemmas faced by nurses

Analyze ethical dilemmas faced by nurses in clinical practice; identify ethical principles, ethical theories, and common fallacies in thought; provide rationale for possible decisions through thinking and writing critically.

Ethics and communication

Use knowledge of ethics and communication skills to resolve ethical dilemmas with an interdisciplinary team.