Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze theories of management/leadership in professional nursing practice.
I – a, e, f, j, k; II –a2, a3, c3, III – a1; IV-d4,d7,e5; V – a1; V-b1; V- c6,c7,c8,e1, e2, e3;
A-1f; A-2a,i; A-3h; A-6b-f,h; A7-f,g; B-1b,c; B-2b,c; B-4d,f,g,j,l,m; C-2e; C-3g
2. Utilize the components of the problem-solving and decision-making processes.
I – a,, b, c; II-a1; III –a3, a4, a5, a6, b9; IV – a10, c2, c3, d1, d2, d3, e1
A-1b; A-2f,i; A-3h,p,s;w; A-4a; A-6f,g; A-7f; B-1b,j,l; B-2b,c,f; B-3a; B-4d,d,n
3. Examine principles of change theory, motivation, and creativity in relation to organization and management in nursing.
I – i; III – a6, b4, b8; IV – c3, d5, e3; V – c6, c8
A-2i,j; A-3b,h,p,w,aa,gg; A-4a; A-6b-d,f,h; A-7e; B-1b,i,l,m,o; B-2b,c,f; B-4f-j; C-1e; C-2e
4. Implement concepts of group theory and dynamics.
I – f, g; II – a1, d1; III – b1, b2, b4, b6, b8, b11; IV-c1, c7, d5, e3, g3; V – b6, c6, c8
A-1f,g; A-2a,j; A-3b,x,aa,bb,gg; A-4a; A-5g; A-6b,f-h; A-7f; B-1b,c,i; B-2b; B-4l,m; C-3h,i
5. Demonstrate responsibility in self-direction.
II – d4; IV – d6; V-b1, c2, c3, c4, c7
A-2j,l,n; A-3b,c,g,p,s,w,x,aa; A-4d,f,k: B-1jl,m; B-4m; C-3h,l
6. Describe cost containment methods and the budgeting role of the manager.
IV – g1, g2, g3, g4, g5; V – b8
A-1q; A-2l,n; A-3z; A-6a; B-1b,f,m; B-2a; B-3a; B-4e,l; C-1e; C-2a
7. Analyze selected situations and select performance evaluation procedures.
III – a4; IV – c1; V – a8, b4, b7
A-3bb; B-1b; C-1f,i
8. Examine legal, social, and ethical trends which impact on the organization and the delivery of health care.
I – e; II – e1, e2, e3; III –a1; IV – c6, d4, d7, f1; V – c3, c5
A-1h,q; A-2a,l; A-3c,g-o,y,z,gg; A-4d,f,k; A-5g: A-6a,b,f,h; A-7f-i; B-1d-f,i,m; B-2a,d; B-3a,f; B-4g; C-1a-d; C-2a-d,g-i,k; C-3b,h,i,k,m
9. Identify research findings applicable to leadership/management situations.
I – d; III – a2; V – a1
A-1f,o; A-2g,m,o; A-3w,z,ee; A-4d,f,k: A-5c-g; A-6e,f; A-7a-c,f-i; B-1j; C-1b,c; C-2a,b,g; C-3l
Kelly, P. (2012). Nursing leadership & management (3rd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Cenage Learning/Delmar (ISBN 13: 978-1-111-30668-7)
Wilkinson, J.M. (2012) Nursing process and critical thinking (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall (ISBN 13: 978-0-132-181-624)
Evolve Patient Reviews with RN Case Studies and Practice Test (HESI) Test Access Code for Senior I Level (1983_rlockhart4_0006)
Average Time Commitment:
This course requires 60 hours of in-class time. 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 180 hours reading in preparation for class work, studying for exams, and doing out of class assignments.
Students will be assigned to discussion groups within the larger clinical group. Five (5) discussions are assigned. Each group will discuss the topic presented, applying theory and concepts discussed in class, handouts and the textbook. All group members are expected to participate in each discussion. Each discussion will be graded using the grading rubric.
Change Project: Students will participate in a group clinical policy change project. This project includes a paper and journal. Students will be assigned to project groups by the instructor. Each group will draft a clinical policy change that is based on one of the:
1) 2012 National Patient Safety Goals found at: http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/NPSG_Chapter_Jan2012_HAP.pdf and/OR
2) IHI 5 Million Lives Campaign: ( Measures and tools) http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/Measures/default.aspx AND:
IHI Improvement Map found at : http://www.ihi.org/imap/tool/.
Each group must obtain approval of their policy change topic from their instructor.
Groups will meet to draft their policy change AND to develop a written implementation plan for the policy change in their clinical agency. This plan will be based upon change theory discussed in class. The implementation plan will be presented in a formal paper that describes the need for the policy change, the plan for the change and details of how barriers, personnel and organizational constraints are considered.
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. Students must have a validated current immunization record and validated Health and Liability Insurance as described in the BSN Student Handbook.
5. If a student is to be absent from an exam, he/she must notify a course instructor (Professor Lockhart) 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 Test construction for make-up exams may differ from the scheduled exams.
6. Students must complete all of the components of the course to pass. Failure to complete any component will constitute failure in the course.
64 and below
% of Total Grade
May 29, 2012 during class
June 26, 2012 during class
Clinical Change Project Paper
July 17, 2012 by 2300
Weekly assignments (7 assignments 3% each)
Week 1: June 5, 2012 by 2300
Week 2: June 12, 2012 by 2300
Week 3: June 19, 2012 by 2300
Week 4: June 26 2012 by 2300
Week 5: July 10, 2012 by 2300
Week 6: July 17, 2012 by 2300
Week 7: July 24, 2012 by 2300
Discussion Boards (4 discussions 3% each)
1st: June 5, 2012 by 2300
2nd: June 12, 2012 by 2300
3rd: June 19, 2012 by 2300
4th: July 10, 2012 by 2300
Case Studies (36 case studies 0.2% each)(the average of the 36 case studies will be entered into the grade book.)
July 24, 2012 by 2300
July 31, 2012 during class
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.
An instructor may drop a student any time during the semester for excessive absences, for consistently failing to meet class assignments, for an indifferent attitude, or for disruptive conduct. The instructor must give the student a verbal or written warning prior to being dropped from the class. An instructor’s drop of a student takes precedence over the student-initiated course drop of a later date. The instructor will assign a grade of either WF or F through the 8th week of a long 45 hours semester, the 6th week of a 10 week summer term, or the 11th class day of a 4 or 5 week summer term consisting of 20 days. After these periods the grade will be an F. The date the instructor drop form is received in the Office of the Registrar is the official drop date.
NURS 4304 adheres 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 NURS 4304 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.
Although many of the assignments in NURS 4304 are designed to represent the efforts of student groups, groups are not to share, copy, or plagiarize from other sources. When student groups submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule. Examinations and journals are to represent individual student effort and students are not to share, copy, or plagiarize from other sources. Individual student discussion posts are to represent the individual’s work and not be posted by people other than the student or include information that is copied or plagiarized from other sources.
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 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. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also 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.
Verification of Student Work
“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, authenticity, and educational purposes.”
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.
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 turned off during class and/or exams.