Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyze theories of management/leadership in professional nursing practice.
I, II, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX
2. Utilize the components of the problem-solving and decision-making processes.
II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX
I: B, C, D
3. Examine principles of change theory, motivation, and creativity in relation to organization and management in nursing.
I, II, III,VI, VII, VIII, IX
4. Implement concepts of group theory and dynamics.
I, II, III, VIII, IX
5. Demonstrate responsibility in self-direction.
III, VI, VIII, IX
6. Describe cost containment methods and the budgeting role of the manager.
V, IV, VIII, IX
7. Analyze selected situations and select performance evaluation procedures.
VI, VIII, IX
8. Examine legal, social, and ethical trends which impact on the organization and the delivery of health care.
I, II, III, V, ,VI, VII, IX
9. Identify research findings applicable to leadership/management situations.
III, IV, IX
Mini-Paper Assignments: Students will complete 4 final paper-related mini-paper assignments as part of the formal paper development process. Each group will submit the paper, applying applicable theory and concepts discussed in class, in handouts and the textbook. All group members are expected to participate in each assignment. Each assignment will be graded using the applicable grading rubrics in the Appendices 1-5
Group work: Each student will submit a group process evaluation form (appendix 5) via email to the course faculty member. This is a reflection of the student’s own participation in the group. This evaluation will be used for the group participation points found in each of the mini-paper assignments.
1. All students are expected to be punctual for all classes. Students may be excluded from the classroom if unprofessionally late to class
2. 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).
Change Project: Students will also participate in a group clinical policy change project. This project includes participation in the development of the mini-paper assignments and a final paper. Students will be assigned to project groups by the instructor. The final paper will describe an evidence-based implementation plan based on the following national safety initiatives:
1) 2012 National Patient Safety Goals found at: http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/NPSG_Chapter_Jan2013_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 develop a written paper (implementation plan) for the policy change in their clinical agency. This paper/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.
Grading criteria for the paper are found at Appendix 6
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. 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 Oct 11th and Dec 6th at 1:00 pm. Test construction for make-up exams may differ from the scheduled exams.
6. 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.
7. All assignments will be submitted in APA format (6th edition). Students are encouraged to use the MSU Writing Center for assistance in formatting and flow of written work. Use of such assistance does not negate the requirement for students to submit work that is indicative of their own thought, effort and work. Information about the Writing Center hours and phone number, and guidelines for visiting the lab are found at: http://www.mwsu.edu/writingcenter/?LL=602
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 on line or 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.
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
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 muted or turned off during class and exams, unless it is being used for a faculty-directed in-class assignment. Students found to be wearing Bluetooth devices or phones on their person or in the vicinity of their workspace during exams or other course evaluations will receive a zero “0” for that exam/evaluation. If a student’s phone rings or buzzes during exams/evaluations, that student will receive a zero for that evaluation.
Grading Scale: Grades will be reported in whole numbers. A course average of at least 74% is required to successfully complete this course. Course grades/decimals are not rounded up
64 and below
APA 6th ed
Attendance is expected
4. 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 Oct 11th and Dec 6th at 1:00 pm. Test construction for make-up exams may differ from the scheduled exams