2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 4971 - Nursing Leadership II

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
In this course, students reflect on personal leadership skills and role development while preparing for transition to professional practice. Students investigate and develop solutions to improve client, organizational, and system outcomes. (prereq: NU 4961 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply critical thinking skills to personal leadership skills and role development (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Design effective strategies for communicating with stakeholders and other members of the health care system (Level 4 communication)
  • Assume a professional role in partnership with other members of the healthcare team that is responsive to society and a changing healthcare environment (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Analyze how personal leadership styles and skills impact the effectiveness of roles, relationships and teamwork (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Apply change management principles, theories, and appropriate quality improvement processes to address practice issues (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Deliberate the impact of power, persuasion, and ethical issues on public policy and legal cases in healthcare (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Critique evidence from best practices to support quality and safety initiatives in healthcare systems (Level 4, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Power, politics and influence
  • Workforce engagement
  • Healthy work environments
  • Scope of practice 
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Staffing and acuity
  • Health care policy
  • Legal and ethical Issues 
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership skills

Dr. Jennifer Klug

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