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NURS 4263

Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing

Two semester hours, theory only.

This course provides an overview of legal and ethical issues for nursing professionals. The student will explore the American Nurses’ Association professional  code of ethics as well as local, state and federal laws applicable to the professional nurse. The Texas Nurse Practice Act (TNPA) and principles of ethical decision making are applied to nursing practice.

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