Nursing & the Healthcare System
Course Description:This course is an introduction to current healthcare delivery systems on local, regional, national, and global levels. Concepts of managed care, case management, reimbursement, legal/ethical risk management, quality outcomes, diversity and complexity of population at risk, and conservation of resources are emphasized.
Julie Smith, DNP
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Nelson, Ramona & Staggers, Nancy. (2018). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323402316
American Psychological Association (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. ISBN: 9781433532185
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
The standing of a student in each course is expressed by one of the following letters and corresponding grading system:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
N1: Apply effective interpersonal relationship and leadership skills in the management concepts, decision making, delegation, and provision of high quality nursing care in a variety of settings.
N2: Critically evaluate evidences-based findings from various sources, determine relevance and application to improve patient outcomes.
N3: Evaluate needs within various practices including acute care, long term care, and community settings and formulate teaching plans based on identified issues, and improved health care delivery.
N4: Serve as a change agent and client advocate in the practice of professional nursing with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
N5: Apply the nursing professional role and foundation, to promote effective teambuilding in the delivery of health teaching and counseling skills throughout the lifespan of the client.
N6: Identify and deliver culturally sensitive care to diverse populations served within various practice settings.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Explain the evolution of the health care systems in the United States.
Identify the social, legal, and economic factors that affect the delivery of healthcare.
Explain the development of health information professions from its beginnings until the present and into the future.
Utilize select theories that guide the application of informatics in health care and health education.
Identify and describe the regulations of health care, including government and non-government entities.
|Writing Assignment, Report/Presentation, Discussion Board for all learning outcomes|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Discussion Board Participation 30%
Power Point Presentation 10%
4107 Proctored Quiz 30%
Go Live Plan 5%
Final Paper 15%
See first-day handout for further information.
College-wide policies and resources
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