NURS 339

Ethics in Nursing

College of Nursing

Course Description

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.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Note

Completion of both Nurs 320 and Nurs 339 fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication.

Title

Write clearly and effectively.

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Reflective thinking

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Ethical dilemmas faced by nurses

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Oral Communication

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to speak publicly and deliver effective presentations.

Title

Writing and the nursing discipline

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Ethics and communication

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Productive writing processes

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate effective writing processes, which include researching credible sources to inform ideas; 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.