Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 4961 - Nursing Leadership I

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
In this course, students analyze current concepts related to leadership, teams, quality, safety, and principles of change. Students continue to develop critical thinking and decision-making, utilizing evidence-based practice.   (prereq: senior clinical placement)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply critical thinking skills leadership, teams, quality, safety, and principles of change (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Analyze the role of communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution in effective team functioning (Level 4, Communication)
  • Assume a professional role in partnership with other members of the healthcare team (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Analyze leadership and management concepts that impact effective functioning of nurses in multidisciplinary teams (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Investigate change management principles, theories, and quality improvement processes to address practice issues (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Synthesize evidence from best practice to support change and quality improvement processes in healthcare organizations (Level 4, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Quality improvement
  • Managing risk
  • Leadership theories
  • Managing your career
  • Client safety
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Nurse/consumer relationships
  • Health care systems
  • Organizational structure
  • Organizational culture
  • Clinical micro systems
  • Building reams
  • Just culture
  • Principles of change

Dr. Jennifer Klug

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