This course focuses on the nurse's professional role as a leader in health care organizations with an ethical responsibility to promote quality practice environments. Emphasis is on the professional communication skills required to work in an organizational structure and enhance a healthy workplace culture within the context of acute care. Collaboration through interdisciplinary communication to meet the health care needs of the client is addressed. Ethical and legal professional responsibilities in the acute health care environment are explored considering ethical issues and dilemmas with end of life care. Students continue to refine writing skills, begin utilizing the critical inquiry process and explore the impact of patient care delivery methods on the communication process within the workplace environment. Insight is gained regarding the self regulation process for the profession of nursing.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program.
Course code: NURS 2161
Length: 30 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.