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									                                Course Outline
               NUR 454 Nursing Leadership and Management Roles
                                 Spring 2007

Department: Nursing
Credit Hours: NUR 454– 5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Must be a licensed registered nurse
Co-requisite: NUR 434, NUR 313
General Education: N/A)
College Learning Outcomes: 1a,1b, 1c, 1d, Communication Competency; and 2a, 2b,
                               Critical Thinking Ability; 4b Ethical Foundations; 5a
                               Historical Consciousness; 6b Cultural Awareness; 9a, 9c
                               Personal Wellness Responsibility

   I. Course Description:
      Focuses on the nursing leadership and management roles and skills needed for the
      21st century in health care organizations. Emphasis is placed on the emerging
      concepts of leadership in the 21st century, characteristics of an integrated leader-
      manager, thriving with change in a complex environment, communication in a
      multicultural workplace, the culture of safety, and critical thinking within the
      dynamic adaptive management processes. Analyzes the complex systems of
      planning, staffing, organizing, directing, and controlling in light of the
      transforming environment within which health care institutions exist. Interrelated
      classroom and practice experiences facilitate the integration of theory to a variety
      of practice settings.
   II. Purpose of the Course:
       The purpose of the course is to present a holistic approach to nursing leadership
       and management in light of historical theories and concepts of
       leaderships/management and today’s multicultural environment to enable
       practicing registered nurses to thrive as leaders/ managers in today’s world.

   III. College Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
        (1a) Students can write personal response/reflection papers.
        (1b) Students can write a scholarly research paper that synthesizes their
             own ideas and information from other sources.
        (1c) Students can speak effectively in front of a group or as part of a group.
        (1d) Students can demonstrate effective listening skills through their ability to
             analyze and interpret verbal messages for content, context, and affect, as
             well as retain messages acquired from the listening process.
        (2a) Students can demonstrate an explicit understanding of principles of critical
        (2b) Students can demonstrate the ability to reflect on issues and/or theories
        (4b) Students can recognize an ethical problem and present a solution in a
             systematic way.
        (5a) Students should be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of
             the human past.
        (6b) Students are aware of cultural diversity and its implications.
      (10b) Students are able to examine their own lives and experiences to see the value
             (s) they place on health and wellness.
       (10c) Students should be aware of the importance of those behaviors (e.g.
             physical activity, nutrition, emotional and social outlets, environmental and
             spiritual foundations, etc.) that encourage well-being.

IV.    Program Learning Outcomes
       1. Utilize the adaptive nursing process to facilitate client* adaptation.
       2. Promote adaptation in client* health in all levels of prevention, complexity,
          and acuity in a variety of settings.
       3. Embrace the professional/leadership role in current and future nursing practice
          through participation in society to improve the quality of health.
       4. Evidences commitment to clients* as adaptive systems with uniqueness,
          dignity, worth, and holism.
       5. Evidence independent critical reasoning and decision making abilities that
          incorporate rationale based in the science and art of nursing.
       6. Evidence self-directed behavior and effective oral, written, non-verbal and
          technological skills in dyads and groups for teaching-learning, documentation
          and interpersonal and therapeutic relationships.
       7. Evidence effective organization and utilization of fiscal, human, material and
          data resources for productive management of nursing care systems.
          *Client defined as system (s)

V.     Course Objectives:
       1. Analyzes the characteristics needed by a leader/manager in the current and
          emerging health care arena. (LO 2; PLO1)
       2. Explores organizational complexity, multiculturalism, and adaptation in light
          of leadership. (LO 10; PLO2)
       3. Evaluate the effectiveness of leadership and managerial theories and roles
          within a historical and current context. (LO 4 & 5; PLO 3)
       4. Incorporates the health care institutions expressions of uniqueness, culture,
          and values in using leadership and management skills. (LO 2; PLO 3)
       5. Demonstrate the skills of critical reasoning and decision making in dealing
          with the complex problems faced by management/leadership in health care
          organizations. (LO 6: PLO 4)
       6. Identify the impact of change within health care organizations and the role of
          the leader/manager in this change process. (LO 2:PLO 5)
       7. Analyzes communication skills needed for a multicultural and generational
          workforce to manage conflict, promote a culture of safety and
          transformational coaching, and build a context of hope and willingness within
          organizations. (LO 1: PLO 6)
      8. Relate the management of fiscal, material, data, and human resources to
         effective organizational development, maintenance, and growth. (LO 4; PLO

VI.   Topical Outline
      Innovation Leadership qualities for the 21st century
      Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Crisis Management
      Fiscal Planning: Budget and Resource Allocations
      Multicultural Workforce Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution, Complexity
      Critical Thinking, Questioning and Listening
      Organizational structures today and in the future
      Organizing Patient Care: Care Delivery Systems, Staffing and Scheduling
      Creating a Transforming Climate within organizations: Delegation
      Promotion of a Culture of Safety: Management of Quality and Risk
      JACHO & accreditation as a whole (ISO certification)
      Legal, Ethical, Legislative and Employment Issues
      Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, Developing, Staffing and Evaluation of Staff
      Career Development & Tools (Job search, Resume & cover letter writing)
      Initiating and Managing change in organizations
      Diversity in Organizations

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