Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze theories of management/leadership in professional nursing practice.
2. Utilize the components of the problem-solving and decision-making processes.
3. Examine principles of change theory, motivation, and creativity in relation to organization and management in nursing.
4. Implement concepts of group theory and dynamics.
5. Demonstrate responsibility in self-direction.
6. Describe cost containment methods and the budgeting role of the manager.
7. Analyze selected situations and select performance evaluation procedures.
8. Examine legal, social, and ethical trends which impact on the organization and the delivery of health care.
9. Identify research findings applicable to leadership/management situations.
1). Finkelman, A.W. (2006). Leadership & Management in Nursing. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Ed., Inc.
2). Lipe, S.K. & Beasley, S. (2004). Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Cognitive Workbook. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
3). The Pearson Neighborhood
Average Time Commitment:
This course requires four (4) lecture hours and three (3) clinical practicum hours weekly. Standard university out of class preparation calculations are three (3) hours of preparation for every credit hour. Therefore, the average student can expect to spend 12 hours a week reading in preparation for class work and doing out of class assignments. You are expected to have internet access and to check your WebCT frequently- at LEAST twice a week. Updates, announcements, etc. will be provided for you as warranted.
4 Individual Online Exams
Final Exam (In the seat)
Clinical Change Project Paper
Discussion Board Participation
Leadership/Management Reflections (Clinical Journals) Appendix 1-4
Grades will be reported in whole numbers. Grades will not be rounded.
64 and below
Journals will be submitted as a Word document via the assignment drop boxes in WebCT. These are submitted on Tuesdays by 2100
Discussions are submitted on the discussion boards on Tuesdays by 2100.
Change Papers are submitted via the WebCT email.
All submissions are to be in APA format.
Submission of assignments on time is expected. The acceptance of late assignments will be handled on an individual basis. However, the instructors reserve the right to refuse any assignments submitted past due dates
If a student is to be absent from an exam, he/she must notify a course instructor (Dr. Gibson) at least two hours prior to the exam. Failure to comply with this policy will result in a “0" for the exam. The scheduled make up dates for exams is June 29th Time TBA Test construction for make-up exams may differ from the scheduled exams.
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