Health Care Law Course Sequence

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. The core courses include theoretical and practical knowledge which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing education in a variety of roles. Core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate program: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment.

The courses in the concentration are individualized to so as to focus on the specific knowledge and skills essential for the roles in which the student is interested. Courses in the health care law concentration focus on the specific knowledge and skill essential for application of nursing to legal issues in a variety of health care settings.

Flexible scheduling allows for part-time or full-time study.

Nursing Core
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 864 Epidemiologic Methods in Health Care 3
NURS 505 Health Care Informatics 3
  Total 12


Graduate Support
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 690 Health Care Policy for Nursing Leaders* 2
NURS 754 Leadership & Management Concepts 3
  Total 8


HSEA 581 Legal Aspects of Health Care 3
NURS 610 Liability of Health Care Organizations and Health Care Professionals 3
NURS 611 Medical/Legal Research, Writing and Presentation 2
NURS 642 Psychological/Social/Legal Aspects of Forensics 2
  Total 10


Synthesis and Application
NURS 703 Graduate Nursing Practicum I 2
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II 2
  (Practicum courses are 2 credits/6 contact hours)  
NURS 797 Scholarly Project 2
  Total 6

Total semester hours: 36