MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles

This course in professional nursing explores the integral principles guiding ethical behavior, closely examining the intersection of ethics and nursing practice. Bioethics principles, such as autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice, serve as guiding principles. The curriculum delves into key concepts like moral distress, moral hazard, moral community, and moral resilience, offering a comprehensive study of ethical language within theoretical, legal, procedural, scientific, and technological bioethics. Students engage with interdisciplinary collaboration through ethical dilemmas, enhancing critical thinking and writing skills. Beyond theoretical exploration, the course addresses real-world challenges, including moral distress, utilizing reflective practices and self-care resources. Emphasizing the advocacy of safe practice, the course equips students with practical skills to navigate ethical considerations in healthcare, fostering a commitment to ethical conduct for the well-being of both patients and healthcare professionals.

*This course is aligned with the AACN Essentials (Domains/Competencies/Sub-competencies/Clinical Concepts)