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NURS 366 Nursing Ethics • 1 Cr.


This course focuses on the application of bioethical principles in nursing practice. Students will evaluate moral values and ethical principles from a nursing perspective. Ethical models in nursing will underpin topics presented in Philosophy 365. Topics may include: the nature of the provider-patient relationship, patient decision-making and advocacy, life-sustaining treatments, reproductive issues, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and research ethics. Prerequisites: Admission to BSN program and concurrent enrollment in PHIL 365.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Appraise the basic ethical principles in nursing practice: the human right to self-determination, autonomy, advocacy.
  • Evaluate the nurses role in upholding ethical nursing practice.
  • Participate in and construct ethical arguments related to the protection of human subjects in the conduct.
  • Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting moral action and social justice in nursing practice.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000