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NURS 511 - Civic Engagement

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Credits: 2.00

Introduction to Civic Engagement for Nursing and Health Policy --- This course is designed to provide students, as present and future leaders, with a basic understanding of the structure and function of government as it relates to the health of citizens and the practice of nursing. There is a focus on applying the concepts of leadership, advocacy and professionalism in the development of strategies for influence. Students will examine how individual or collective civic engagement effect issues relevant to nursing. Topics such a legislation and regulation, communication and the media and the role of professional organizations are addressed. Students will explore the impact of policy and politics on nursing practice within the context of a diverse and changing social and political environment.

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