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BSN 465: Decision Making in Nursing

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BSN 465: Decision Making in Nursing
Delivery Modality: Distance
Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: BSN 366 (BSN 465 may be taken concurrently with the BSN 366 Audit)
Corequisites: None
Requisites: None
Description: The purpose of this course is to aid nurses in making decisions, using ethical, political, legal, cultural, spiritual, clinical, and other considerations as part of the decision-making process. The course will emphasize ethical decision-making in nursing practice. Nurses are required to make decisions in every aspect of practice, and need to have a foundation of knowledge, values, and ethics which will promote client-centered care in multiple nursing settings. An accurate understanding of policy and ethics in the decision-making process is vital for every practicing nurse.
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