This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of ethics as it applies to the nursing profession. The course activities facilitate exploration of numerous ethical problems in nursing, and the role of the nurse in working toward the resolution of ethical conflict. The content examines theories and principles of health care ethics, basic decision making processes in ethics, morality and moral decision making, and a detailed discussion of ethical issues in nursing from both a professional and interdisciplinary perspective. Selected case studies are reviewed and reflected upon as situations for the application of ethical decision making.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Advanced Entry, Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Programs.
Course code: NURS 4168
Length: 30 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.