Leadership in Nursing

Course Details

Course Number: NURS 4304  Spring 2012

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 108

Days & Times:

 T/TH 1-2:50 pm



Course Attachments

Syllabus  NURS 4304 syllabus sp 120.pdf

Class Schedule  CalendarNURS4304-20120329-155515.pdf

Textbooks

Nursing Leadership and Management - 3rd ed  ISBN: 978-1-111-30668-7

Critical Thinking in Nursing: A cognitive skills  ISBN: 978-0-7817-4042-5

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kathleen Roberts   
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Course Objectives

 

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.


Course Expectations

2012Required Textbook:

1.  Elsevier Curriculum Test Code for Senior I Level

2.  Kelly. P. (2012).  Nursing leadership & management (3rd ed.).  Clifton Park, NY:  Cenage     Learning/Delmar.

3.  Lipe, S. K., and Beasley, S. (2004). Critical thinking in nursing:  A cognitive skills workbook.  Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Grading Standards

Grading Scale: Grades will be reported in whole numbers.  Grades will not be rounded.

 

90-100

A

80-89

B

74-79

C

73-65

D

64 and below

F

Journals may be submitted a second time in order to better meet journal requirements.  Students will receive a maximum of 85% of the total possible score for any resubmissions

 

Students must complete all of the components of the course to pass. Failure to complete any component will constitute failure in the course.

 

 

 Consistent with the university policy to allow each faculty member the freedom and responsibility to create a quality learning environment for all students, the faculty member may dismiss a student from class for unacceptable behavior, excessive tardiness and/or excessive absences, or lack of a reasonable effort. A student dismissed for these reasons will be given a course grade of "F" (or "W" when available).

. 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

 

Failure Policy:

The faculty reserves the right to recommend withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized to the Program Chair and Dean. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

 


Final Exam5/10/2012  1-3

Submission Format Policy

All papers will be submitted in APA, 6th edition format



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Journals may be submitted a second time in order to better meet journal requirements.  Students will receive a maximum of 85% of the total possible score for any resubmissions


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

 

 


Other Policies

Honor System:

Students enrolled in this course will/must adhere to the MSU Code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

Many components of this course are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online Blackboard course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

 

All components of this course are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources.  When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests, test banks or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person.  Reference or use of other authors’ works will be cited according the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.   Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. 

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.  If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc.  Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 PLEASE NOTE

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism

 

 

 

Additional Course Requirements:

1. Faculty reserves the right to make changes to this course and this syllabus at any time during this semester.

2. Students must maintain satisfactory health as determined by faculty consensus.

3. Students must earn a grade of "C" in the course.

4. Clinical performance, campus and/or clinical laboratory, will be evaluated.  Students are required to pass both clinical and classroom components of the course.  Failure in either one will constitute failure in the course.

5. Students must have a validated current immunization record and validated Health and Liability Insurance as described in the BSN Student Handbook.

6. If a student is to be absent from an exam, he/she must notify a course instructor (Dr. Roberts) 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 are October 15 and December 3 at 1:00 pm in BH 108. Test construction for make-up exams may differ from the scheduled exams.

7. Students must complete all of the components of the course to pass.  Failure to complete any component will constitute failure in the course.

8. Consistent with the university policy to allow each faculty member the freedom and responsibility to create a quality learning environment for all students, the faculty member may dismiss a student from class for unacceptable behavior, excessive tardiness and/or excessive absences, or lack of a reasonable effort.  A student dismissed for these reasons will be given a course grade of "F" (or "W" when available).

9. 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.

  American Disability Act (ADA)

Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.

 MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.

 Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.

 It is the student's responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.

Failure Policy:

The faculty reserves the right to recommend withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized to the Program Chair and Dean.  In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Electronic Devices:  All beepers, phones, and other electronic communication devices are to be muted or turned off during class and/or lab activities.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.