NURS 660 Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing
This course focuses on the multiple professional roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse who functions autonomously and in collaboration with health care providers as a practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher and manager. Expansion of the nurses' role permits the student to explore the influence and responsibility as health promoter, teacher-learner, leader-manager, research consumer, advocate, colleague, and collaborator. The student will gain knowledge of the historical, theoretical, ethical, and legal foundations of professional nursing, and investigate the changing health care system especially related to health care economics, nursing in a culture of violence, and nursing in a culturally and spiritually diverse world. Health care system demands are continuously transforming the nurse's emerging role and function of promoting change within the health care delivery system.