National University




NSG671 Leadership and Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary Kracun

Course Description

Critically examines leadership styles, strategies, and competencies required to lead in clinical care facilities. Emphasis is on ethical application of leadership and management skills, developing effective interdisciplinary work teams, and supporting collaboration in a patient-centric work environment. Students learn strategies for creating a work culture that supports safety and quality.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply advanced leadership principles related to communication and interdisciplinary team building to influence others to work toward the goals of the organization within complex and rapidly changing health care environments.
  • Critique existing management and leadership theories for the purpose of choosing a personal and professional leadership style.
  • Develop an ethical framework to guide nurse executive practice.
  • Illustrate the relationships among organizational culture, accountability structures and patient care outcomes in healthcare organizations.
  • Collaborate in the development of a mission statement, and philosophy, goals, and strategic plan for a clinical operation.
  • Plan changes in a health care delivery system using principles related to power, influence, organizational culture, motivation, decision making, team building, and innovation.
  • Develop a plan to create a patient-centric nursing culture that prioritizes quality and safety in the work culture.