Course DescriptionThis course explores the definition of policy, and its contexts, development, and effects at the community, professional, corporate and government levels. It introduces concepts related to policy content, process, outcome, and analysis and it investigates the nurse's role in policy development. The relationship between health and social policy to people, their environments, their health, and nursing is addressed through critical analysis, discussion, small group process, expert guest presentation, and independent study. Case studies relating to current health and social policies will also be reviewed in the classroom setting. Equivalent to Nursing Elective: Special Topics in the BScN program.
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In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory. You must also be formally admitted to the post diploma BScN degree through the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing prior to enrolment in this course.