T/TH 1-2:50 pm
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 and management in nursing. Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
2. Elsevier Curriculum Test Code for Senior I Level
Grades will be reported in whole numbers. Grades will not be rounded.
64 and below
Evaluation Methods: Exam Dates:
Individual Exam (4 exams @ 10% each)
Clinical Change Project Paper
May 11 (1-3pm)
Breakout of Clinical Hours:
Clinical experience (journals)
Average Time Commitment:
This course requires four (4) lecture hours and one (1) clinical practicum hour 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.
Clinical experiencesare focused upon leadership concepts and skills required in the clinical environment. Clinical requirements will be fulfilled by participating in nursing care and interacting with clinical staff in scheduled Family Health Nursing I, II and/or Pediatrics clinical courses. Students will submit a journal that documents the clinical experience. Journal guidelines for each concept/skill listed below are found in Appendices 1-4. Journals will be submitted as a Word document via the assignment drop boxes in webCT.
Decision Making Conflict Management
Students are expected to be punctual and attend all clinical experiences. Students are responsible for notifying their clinical lab instructor (and/or preceptor in the case of independent clinical rotations) if they are to be tardy or absent. Notification must be prior to the scheduled time of clinical experience and arrangements for rescheduling the experience must be made ASAP.
Change Project:Students will also participate in a group clinical policy change project. This project includes a paper, presentation and journal. Ten (10) clinical hours are dedicated to this paper, presentation and journal.
Students will be assigned to project groups by the instructor. Each group will draft a clinical policy change that is based on the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals found at:http://www.jointcommission.org/NR/rdonlyres/868C9E07-037F-433D-8858-0D5FAA4322F2/0/July2010NPSGs_Scoring_HAP2.pdf Each group must obtain approval of their policy change topic from their clinical 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.
Each group will present their change project to the class.
Grading criteria for each portion of this project are found at Appendices 5 & 6.
All papers will be submitted in APA, 5th edition 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.
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.
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.
The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it a serious offense. Cheating is defined by the faculty to include dishonesty on examinations and plagiarism. Plagiarism is further defined as “the act of using source materials of other persons (either published or unpublished) without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given.” (MSU Student Handbook, Standards of Conduct, Item 10). Offending material that may constitute plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following, bibliography cards, formal papers, book reports, written nursing care plans, etc. For further information regarding cheating and any subsequent actions to be taken, please refer to the policy statement in the BSN Student Handbook.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” to 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 for educational purposes.
Electronic Devices: All beepers, phones, and other electronic communication devices are to be muted or turned off during class and/or lab activities.