Health Care Law
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Xavier University provides nurses with the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions. They are prepared to design and establish delivery services in response to current health care policy changes.
Students who choose the health care law concentration are provided with advanced study of legal issues surrounding the health care industry. The health care law concentration is designed for nurses seeking a career in which they would apply their advanced nursing knowledge to legal issues in a variety of settings including risk management and legal nurse consulting. Nurses currently working in administration or forensics may also want to choose a graduate degree with a health care law concentration in order to enhance their roles in healthcare administration or as expert witnesses.
Health care law concentration objectives include:
- Synthesize the principles and processes of law that govern health care practice.
- Identify roles professional nurses fulfill in the legal environment.
- Apply principles of criminal law and procedures to a variety of investigations in health care.
- Synthesize a framework for addressing malpractice and other legal risks, performance improvement processes and insurance issues.
- Apply research methods of legal principles to the location, collection and presentation of data for legal interpretation.