Explore theoretical/conceptual frameworks most often used in nursing administration and their nfluence on nursing and health care delivery.
Evaluate nursing administration research and its application in specific clinical settings.
Evaluate the delivery of nursing services in regards to:
Evaluate the influence of cultural diversity in an organizational context.
Assess the legal, regulatory, and health policy implications of nursing administration.
Develop strategies for nurse executive role development.
I. The student will complete 135 clock hours in a clinical setting with a preceptor who has administrative responsibility in a health care organization. During this time, students will be expected to complete four projects in each of the following areas:
Projects will be developed in collaboration with the faculty and the preceptor and should represent activities that are needed in the clinical site. The grade on each of the four clinical projects will represent 10% of the student’s grade, for a total of 40%. The student’s performance on these four projects will form the basis for the evaluation by the preceptor.
For each of the four projects completed during the clinical experience, the student will submit an overview of the project to the instructor. In a paper (maximum of 5 pages), the student should describe the goals/objectives of the project, the project outline, including the proposed/actual evaluation process. The paper should also briefly include any theoretical/research findings that influenced the development of the project. Barriers and suggested strategies to overcome them should be identified and the stakeholders’ positions regarding the project and strategies proposed/used to meet the stakeholder’s needs described. The implications for nursing practice should be addressed.
Preceptor Evaluation: The preceptor’s evaluation will constitute 20% of the student’s grade.
The preceptor will use the attached form to evaluate the student’s performance during the precepted experience. At the end of the clinical experience, but no later than Monday, August 1st , 2011 the preceptor will send the evaluation form to the instructor at the following address:
There is no assigned text for this course. Instead, students will be expected to read selected articles and complete an abstract of the articles they choose to read. The student should begin by reading the article “Nursing Administration Research” in the 2008 Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) 38(5) 209-213. Not only will this article give an overview of research related to nursing administration, but it will also give the student an example of how to write a research abstract. As a template for the abstract, be sure to include the following points.
Students should read at least two articles from each section. Abstracts should be attached to the appropriate assignment no later than Friday 5 pm on the date indicated. It is ESSENTIAL that students include each of the points listed above in their abstracts. Please be specific regarding ways in which findings/recommendations might or might not be applicable to YOUR administrative practice.
Four Clinical Projects (10%/project 40%
Abstracts of Reading Assignments 25%
Literature Review 15%
Preceptor Evaluation 20%
64 and below=F
No late assignments will be accepted.
Online course. Students must complete all assignments and document clinical hours required.