Transition to Advanced Practice: Professional Issues

Course Number: NURS 678
Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): NURS 676 and permission of instructor

The role of the nurse-midwife in contemporary society is explored. The historic, political and economic bases of nurse-midwifery practice are examined. Students become familiar with documents of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, as well as regulations and legislation, which guide, interpret and provide a legal and ethical base for future nurse-midwifery practice.