This course provides an advanced perspective on socioeconomic, political, legal, ethical, and global factors that influence nursing and healthcare delivery. Important issues present in the U.S. healthcare system will be critically analyzed. Issues include cost, quality, access, payment systems, health information management, and delivery models. The leadership role of the master's prepared nurse in designing strategies for enhancing health outcomes for diverse populations is also examined. Prerequisites: 500 and 508. 3 S.H.