512 Roles and Issues

Current and emerging roles of advanced practice nurses in practice are explored. Political, legal, financial, ethical and technological issues currently impacting nursing in advanced practice in various health care settings are analyzed. The future of advanced practice nursing in the health care delivery system and in education is examined. The educator role is examined from the viewpoint of the advance practice nurse and faculty position. Students develop and evaluate professional goals for either advanced practice nursing or the educator role. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.