NURS4450 Clinical Leadership I

Course Description

Concepts and competencies in nursing leadership and management in a dynamic healthcare system are examined including: political and cultural influences on nursing leadership, comparison of traditional and transformational leadership characteristics, and creation of a culture of safety/just culture in the work environment through interprofessional collaboration, and the application of evidence-base theories and practices. Nursing practice standards and clinical reasoning are employed in the application of clinical leadership skills, particularly in relation to health policy, patient safety, delegation. This web-based course integrates online, in-person, and clinical activities.

Course Credits: 4

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate nurse leadership roles and management functions in a variety of clinical settings including client advocate role.
  2. Integrate theory and research knowledge in the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing leadership competencies.
  3. Evaluate ethical and legal principles, role of regulatory processes and professional nursing standards as these influence clinical nursing leader and health care delivery.
  4. Analyze ways in which health and social policy, economic resources, and cultural mores impact the role of nurse leader.
  5. Critically appraise leadership related research and use of informatics for health care decision making.
  6. Collaborate with interprofessional team to promote evidence based, holistic, cultural congruent care.
  7. Apply critical reasoning/decision-making skills to leadership situations and scenarios.
  8. Assess own leadership skills and cultural humility attributes