Nursing & the Healthcare System

Course Code: NUR4107

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Spring 2021


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.

Course Details


CaSandra Melton, MSN
(850) 718-2435



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Nelson, Ramona & Staggers, Nancy. (2018). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd edition. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323402316


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


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.

Professional Standards:
Healthy People 2020
National Patient Safety Goals
ACEN Standards


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Explain the evolution of the health care systems in the United States.
(N1-N6, See above)

Identify the social, legal, and economic factors that affect the delivery of healthcare.
(N1-N6, See above)

Explain the development of health information professions from its beginnings until the present and into the future.
(N1-N6, See above)

Utilize select theories that guide the application of informatics in health care and health education.
(N1-N6, See above)

Identify and describe the regulations of health care, including government and non-government entities.
(N1-N6, See above)


Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check, Writing Assignment, Report/Presentation, Discussion Board for all learning outcomes


Timeline 10%
Discussion Board Participation 20%
Power Point Presentation 10%
4107 Proctored Quiz 30%
Mind Map 5%
Go Live Plan 5%
Final Paper 20%

See first-day handout for further information.

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