Synthesis of clinical reasoning and creative application of evidence for nursing leadership essential in promoting intra and inter-professional collaboration in dynamic healthcare organizations and systems; Students will employ quality improvement science, and evidence-based- resources for programmatic design, implementation and evaluation. This course is web-enhanced.
Course Credits: 4
Prerequisites: NURS 4450; NURS 4151 and prerequisites for those courses
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze core competencies and qualities of nurse leaders in a variety of health care organizations and systems.
- Define the principles of shared- and self-governance applied to nursing
- Integrate selected theories and evidence to address current patient-safety and leadership challenges in the emerging health care environment.
- Demonstrate leadership skills needed to assess staff competencies, supervise staff, and coordinate with other healthcare professionals to promote evidence based, holistic, cultural congruent care.
- Apply critical reasoning/ethical decision-making skills to leadership situations and scenarios.
- Appraise the culture of an organization or health care system and its receptivity to change
- Use quality improvement strategies to design an ethical and culturally sensitive action plan to address patient safety and other systems problems.
- Assume accountability for own professional development.