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General Course Information for NSG671: Leadership and Management

Course: NSG671 - Leadership and Management
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Course Prerequisite(s):
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.
Course 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.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration
    • Create and implement a plan for day-to-day operations for a clinical facility in order to maintain accreditation, to meet organizational goals, achieve quality and safety outcomes, and carry out the mission of the facility.
    • Develop an organizational culture that engenders lifelong learning, quality, safety, and competence in a clinical care organization.
    • Effectively communicate with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the design and management of health care delivery systems.
    • Provide effective, caring, culturally sensitive, and fiscally responsible leadership to nurses and other members of the health care team in order to facilitate excellent in-patient care services to diverse patient populations.
  • Specialization in Nursing Administration
    • Create and implement a plan for day-to-day operations for a clinical facility in order to maintain accreditation, to meet organizational goals, achieve quality and safety outcomes, and carry out the mission of the facility.
    • Develop an organizational culture that engenders lifelong learning, quality, safety, and competence in a clinical care organization.
    • Effectively communicate with members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the design and management of health care delivery systems.
    • Employ best evidence and nursing judgment to make sound and ethical decisions that advance the quality and safety of nursing care and care delivery systems.
    • Lead in the continuous improvement of quality and safety in patient care organizations.
    • Provide effective, caring, culturally sensitive, and fiscally responsible leadership to nurses and other members of the health care team in order to facilitate excellence in patient care services to diverse patient populations.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures