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NURS:5015 Health Systems, Finance and Economics
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy, Other


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: DNP


Course Open to: Both Phd and DNP students

Institution:The University of Iowa

Pre-requisites: Graduate Student Standing

Course Description: This course examines global, economic, organizational, legal, political, and technological contexts in which advanced nursing practice occurs. Students acquire knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the evolution of health services organizations, the financing of healthcare, and the relationships among socioeconomic systems influencing healthcare and nursing practice. The impacts of macrosystems on the distribution, acquisition, and use of financial and economic principles in the delivery of healthcare services are analyzed. Course Objectives: Through discussion and completion of assigned activities, the student will be able to: 1. Compare the development of healthcare systems in the United States and other selected countries. 2. Use financial and economic principles to analyze healthcare markets and related cost, access, and quality issues. 3. Analyze social, political, cultural, and economic forces that affect the organization and delivery of healthcare services; 4. Apply financial principles, including cost-benefit analysis, basic budgeting, and cost analysis in planning health service delivery; 5. Utilize complexity science and systems theory in analyzing healthcare, designing, delivering, and evaluating care; 6. Identify the scientific and ethical issues associated with the use of new technologies in healthcare delivery.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous

Delivery Platform: ICON (Canvas) & Blackboard

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Lin Pierce



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: This is an Asynchronous Online Course. The course is organized around weeks, with each week's effort beginning on Monday morning and concluding the following Monday night. This course is appropriate for students in any year of their graduate studies who seeks a solid understanding of the financial and economic and policy matters that shape how the US health care system operates. Course grades are based on three types of activity: Weekly Group Discussions based on questions designed to result in an examination of required weekly readings, a 10 page paper, and a group research project that results in an annotated presentation. Time Zone: Central Standard Time


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 0EXW
Instructor:Richard Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester

University of Iowa spring break = March 12-16, 2018


Section: 0EXW
Instructor:Richard J. Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester

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Section: 0EXW
Instructor:Richard Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester

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