Course Description

This course explores the definition of policy, and its contexts, development, and effects at the community, professional, corporate and government levels. It introduces concepts related to policy content, process, outcome, and analysis and it investigates the nurse's role in policy development. The relationship between health and social policy to people, their environments, their health, and nursing is addressed through critical analysis, discussion, small group process, expert guest presentation, and independent study. Case studies relating to current health and social policies will also be reviewed in the classroom setting. Equivalent to Nursing Elective: Special Topics in the BScN program.


In order to take this course, you must have a current nursing registration/licensure with a College of Nurses or nursing regulatory body in a Canadian province or territory.

Students enrolled in Internet sections of this course are required to write the course test and/or exams online at preassigned dates and times that may vary or extend past the scheduled course end date. Details will be provided at the start of each course.

See the Nursing website, www.ryerson.ca/ce/nursing, for further information. 





Course Sections

Class Number
Jan 13, 2020 to Apr 18, 2020
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $586.10 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information