Nursing Management for the Registered Nurse

Course Details

Course Number: 4314  Section Number: 10

Spring 2013

Location: Online

Classroom Number: Online

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Kimberly Mercer   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Description:

 

Emphasis is on the management of nursing care and the management of personnel in health care settings expanding upon the expertise of the registered nurse. Theories of management, leadership, economics, and change are explored including the varying patterns of health care delivery and strategies for implementation. Case management as a nursing role in a managed care environment and strategies for implementation of the role are explored including the assessment of evaluation of quality within an organization.

 

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

 

 

Course Objectives

 

AACN Essentials

 

DELC Competencies

 

Analyze theories of management/leadership in professional nursing practice

I-a, e, f, j, k; II-a2,a3,c3, III-al;

III- al; IV-d4, d7,e5;

V- al; V-b1; V-c6, c7, c8, el, e2, e3

A5b-e, h 6a, B1b, 4f, c2g

Utilize the components of the problem-solving and decision-making processes.

I-a,, b, c; II-al; III – a3, a4, a5, a6, b9; IV – a10, c2, c3, d1, d2, d3, e1

A1h5e

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

B4a,d

Experience the dynamics of group process.

I – f, g; II – a1, d1; III – b1, b2, b4, b6, b8, b11; IV – c1, c7, d5, e3, g3; V – b6, c6, c8

B1c

Demonstrate responsibility in self-direction.

II – d4; V – d6; V – b1, c2, c3, c4, c7

B1c, 1f,C1

Describe cost containment methods and the budgeting role of the manager.

IV – g1, g2, g3, g4, g5; V – b8

B1j, 1L, ln

Analyze selected situations and select performance evaluation procedures.

III – a4; IV – c1; V – a8, b4, b7

Bym-N, Cli, C2c

Examine legal, social, and ethical trends which impact in the organization and the delivery of health care.

 

I – e; II – e1, e2, e3; III – a1; IV – c6, d4, d7, f1; V – c3, c5

 

 

 

C1g-h, Ze, zh, 1C2a

 

 

 

Identify research findings applicable to leadership/management situations.

 

I – d; III – a2; V –a1

A1g5c, 6c, Clm2b, C3c

 


Course Expectations

 

Required Texts:

 Porter-O’Grady, T. & Malloch, K.  (2007). Managing for Success in Health Care. St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier.

 American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington DC.

 *As this is an online course, you will need access to a computer and scanner to complete this course. Your preceptor(s) evaluations of you and your evaluation of your preceptor(s) will need to be scanned and sent to me electronically.

 Calendar:  Available on D2L rather than a part of the syllabus. It is imperative that you review this so that you know what assignments are due and when. This IS your reminder and no other reminders of when assignments are due will be sent to you all as a group or individually.

 

Prerequisites:

 Co-requisite: NURS 4313

 Learning Experiences:

 Will consist of the following:

 Quizzes (2)

These can be found under the “Tests” heading of the D2L. Please refer to course “Calendar” for all due dates. Quizzes will not be accepted after 5PM on due date.

 Discussions (2)

There are two threaded discussions which will be posted to the discussion board (under “Discussions” heading of D2L) that reflect the learning goals of the course. You may begin discussion # 1 now. After discussion # 1 is completed, you may begin discussion # 2.

 *Please note – Each student will be expected to lead a discussion on a topic, posing challenging questions that would further or refute your position or seek solutions. These are collegial, peer type discussions, providing evidence of both depth and breadth of the issue. While your personal opinions may be interesting, I am looking for more factual content and citations (APA format) to substantiate the information you present. You should post your discussion 4-6 days prior to the due date to allow time for discussion to occur. GRADING is based on the discussion you lead, as well as your contribution to two (2) other student’s discussions. Please refer to course “Calendar” for all due dates. Discussions will not be accepted after 5 PM on due dates.

 Written Assignments (2)

This includes (1) nurse interview (2) evidence based practice paper. These can be found under the “Assignment” heading. These are formal papers and require adherence to APA format.  Both papers should be limited to 3-5 pages maximum (excluding title page and reference page). ***These papers are to be submitted via D2L as attachments NOT EMAIL each time. Please refer to course “Calendar” for all due dates. Papers will not be accepted after 5 PM on due date.

 **Please note the interview assignment is not an email exchange but rather a face to face interview.

 I ask that both written assignments be typed out in Word format then sent as “Add Attachment” under assignments. Please send the attachment via the Assignment and NOT EMAIL.

 **Please note there are articles and an EBP tutorial which have been placed under the “Web Link” heading of D2L. You may find these helpful with your assignments.

 Also, note that under the “Assignment” heading there is a link called Clinical Journal (Nursing Management). Once you click on this link it will take you to the journal form. Please complete this form for EACH clinical and either type your responses in the space provided in the box and send via email to me OR submit as an attachment via the Assignment tool in D2L. There will be no letter grade given for this but remember completion of this journal form is MANDATORY as it is counted towards the number of required CLINICAL hours to PASS the entire course. My expectation is that you will submit your journal to me 1-2 days after each clinical.

 Learning experiences: will include group discussion on D2L, assigned and independent readings, and web-based research with resources. Students are expected to be self-directed in the acquisition of nursing knowledge. Students should arrive at clinical site on time and prepared for clinical experience.

 

 Topics and Reading Assignments

 

DATE      

TOPIC

READING

January 12

Effective Teams

Conflict Management

Team Performance

Unit 1 CH  1

Unit1 CH 2

Unit 1 CH 3

January 19

Transformations and Transitions

Transforming Teams for Decisions

Making Effective Decisions

Unit 1 CH 4

Unit 1 CH 5

Unit 2 CH 1

January 26

Leading the Adult to Adult Workplace

Creating a Context for Empowerment

Engaging Decision Makers

Unit 2 CH 2

Unit 2 CH 3

Unit 2 CH 4

Feb 2

The Person of the Leader

Performance Accountability

Role Accountability

Unit 2 CH 5

Unit 3 CH 1

Unit 3 CH 2

Feb 9

Accountability and Excellence

Accountability and Evidence

Unit 3 CH 3

Unit 3 CH 4

Feb 16

Quiz # 1 Due by 5PM

 

Feb 23

Structuring for Excellence

Supporting the Structure

Unit 4 CH 1

Unit 4 CH 2

March 2

Staff Leadership

Advancing the Practice of Nursing

Unit 4 CH 3

Unit 4 CH 4

March 9

 

SPRING BREAK BEGINS @ 5PM thru March 16

 

 

March 18

Sustaining Excellence

Assessing the Workplace

Unit 4 CH 5

Unit 5 CH 1

 

March 23

Market Realities of Recruiting

Selling Your Organization

Unit 5 CH 2

Unit 5 CH 3

March 30

Interviewing for Excellence

Socializing New Employees

Unit 5 CH 4

Unit 5 CH 5

April 6

Synthesis: The New Role of the Leader

Modeling and Mentoring Leadership

Unit 6 CH 1

Unit 6 CH 2

April 13

Managing Risk and Vulnerability

Practice in a World of Uncertain Exp.

Unit 6 CH 3

Unit 6 CH 4

April 20

Building Relationships in the New Age

Unit 6 CH 5

May 3

 

Quiz # 2 Due by 5 PM

 

 

 

 


Grading Standards

 

Evaluation:

 

            Grading scale:

 

90 – 100 = A

80 -89 = B

74 -79 = C

65 -73 = D

64 and below = F

 

Grades will be based on whole number score and will not be rounded.

 

            Grading Policies:

 

Didactic Evaluation to pass: There will be two quizzes, two written assignments (nurse interview paper and evidence based practice paper), and two D2L discussions. You must have a 74% final grade average to pass the course.

 

Quiz # 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………….15%

 

Quiz # 2  ……………………………………………………………………………………….15%

 

Nurse Interview ………………………………………………………………………………………..30%

 

Discussion # 1 ………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

 

Discussion # 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………..10%

 

Evidence Based Practice Paper …………..……………………………………………………………………………20%

 

Clinical evaluation will be based on course objectives and relevant DELC Competencies.

 

Clinical Components:

 

Note: All clinical components of the course must be completed with a grade of pass to complete the course. You are required to have a total of 135 clinical hours to pass the course.

 

 

 

 

 


Submission Format Policy

 

I ask that both written assignments be typed out in Word format then sent as “Add Attachment” under assignments. Please send the attachment via the Assignment and NOT EMAIL.

**Please note there are articles and an EBP tutorial which have been placed under the “Web Link” heading of D2L. You may find these helpful with your assignments.



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.

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

Online


Other Policies

 

Clinicals done without my approval or without meeting the necessary university requirements will be not be counted.

 

**The last day for clinicals will be Friday May 3rd 2013.

 

Clinical Performance: a final grade average of 74% plus a PASS for clinical components with all required clinical hours completed are essential to pass this course. Both clinical and classroom requirements must be satisfactorily completed in order to pass the course.

 

 Clinical Competence: will be evaluated through completion of individual clinical objectives, and interaction with clinical instructor. Participation in the clinical will exemplify professional nursing. Students must comply with guidelines and contract stipulations at their clinical site.

Failure policy: Two clinical failures will result in a failure of the course.

 

The faculty reserve the right to recommend to the BSN Program Chair and College Dean withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized.  In addition, the student must perform within the ANA standards of practice and code of ethics.

If student performance falls below acceptable standards of practice, then the student will NOT successfully complete the clinical component of this course.  Certain aspects of these standards directly relate to safety in patient care and professionalism in practice.  If student performance drops below the standard in these two areas, then the possibility of successful completion of the clinical component of the course is unlikely.  The faculty recognizes that the issues of patient safety and professional standards cannot be compromised; therefore, any student who does not meet these standards will immediately receive a failing clinical evaluation.  The severity of these infractions warrants immediate failure of the clinical component of this course. The ANA standards or practice and code of ethics are posted in the BSN Student Handbook.

  1. Students must function in accordance with criteria stated in the BSN Student Handbook.
  2. Students must attain a grade of "C" (74% or above).
  3. A student who fails to maintain a grade of "C" or above may repeat the course once.
  4. Students must meet all course and clinical requirements. 
  5. Clinical performance will be evaluated.  Students are expected to pass both clinical and classroom components of the course.  Failure in either one will constitute failure in the course.
  6. Students are responsible for notifying their instructor and/or person in charge at their assigned facility if they are to be absent.  Notification must be prior to the scheduled time of clinical experience.  Students are expected to attend all clinical experiences.  Any absence from clinical will be made up at the discretion of the faculty member.

 Cheating policy:

The BSN Program does not condone cheating in any form and considers it as 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 MSU Student Handbook.

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 for educational purposes.

University Student Honor Creed:

MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED

“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to 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, 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

 Honors Notification: Honors students desiring honors credit for this course must notify the instructor prior to the second class meeting/day of class.

 

 


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