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General Course Information for NSG673: Fiscal Mgmt in Clin Operations

Course: NSG673 - Fiscal Mgmt in Clin Operations
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Focus is on the use of clinical facility budget as a tool for planning and control of operations with the goal of safe, thrifty, high quality patient care. Budgets of units, departments and special projects are considered as well as capital expenditures, zero-based budgeting, and variable budgeting.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop a budget for a clinical nursing department that supports safe and high quality patient care.
  • Plan for major and minor equipment and supplies needs in a clinical operation.
  • Justify the components of a budget for a clinical operation.
  • Use a budget as a tool for control and management in a clinical operation.
  • Analyze budget variances and develop control methods, tools and procedures to align use of financial resources with the organizationandamp;#8217;s mission and goals.
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.
    • 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.
    • Develop an organizational culture that engenders lifelong learning, quality, safety, and competence in a clinical care organization.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics
    • Collaborate in the development, realization and evaluation of strategies for improving nursing practice through the implementation of health information systems and technologies.
    • Evaluate ongoing quality and process improvement for patient-centered care systems that optimize clinical workflow, care coordination, and patient outcomes.
  • Specialization in Nursing Administration
    • 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.

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

Contact the Library:

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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