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Nursing Leadership (BSN)
LEADERSHIP
CLASS CODE: NURS 450 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course utilizes the conceptual model to help the student explore the principles of leadership and management as they apply to nursing practice.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Leadership
Strategic Planning
Nursing Care Delivery Systems
Clinical Delegation
Role of the Nurse Manager in a Changing Health Care Environment
Human Resources Management
Information Management Systems
Empowerment
Shared Governance and Participatory Management
Managing Quality and Risk
Provider Relations and Image
Organizational Structure and Function
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.


1. Review nursing administration in relationship to the Learner's work environment.

2. Analyze and discuss the difference between leadership and management.

3. Discuss principles of leadership and managment.

4. Discuss and evaluate the role of strategic planning in defining the direction of health care organizations in today's dynamic environment, including consideration of allocation of resources and changes in technology.

5. Analyze models for managing time and stress which support professional practice, and review current methods for managing time and stress with individual adaptation methods.

6. Analyze and discuss factors for consideration during clinical delegation decision, including all levels of care in the professional practice of nursing.

7. Evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of nursing management in terms of the components of effective management and leadership.

8. Analyze and develop strategies to respond to the impact of the educational diversity, to include certifications and licensure, in the workplace on the role of the nurse manager.

9. Analyze and discuss the functions of selection, staffing, training, and performance review as components of the nurse manager's role, identifying factors which contribute to success in each area.

10. Analyze and discuss existing information management systems in health care organizations in terms of client confidentiality, user access (bedside v. remote terminal access), and legal implications.

11. Analyze empowerment within the workforce as a useful leadership tool in developing subordinates and enhancing productivity and morale in the health care work environment.

12. Analyze and discuss the cultural environment in a health care institution as it relates to the elements necessary for a shared governance model to function effectively.

13. Utilize a quality improvement framework to develop a plan to respond to a quality management situation.

14. Analyze the risk potential associated with a variety of nursing activities and develop specific strategies to reduce the risks within these activities.

15. Evaluate the elements of an effective program for assuring positive relations with providers and enhancing the organization's image.

16. Delineate and discuss the organizational characteristics of various health care facilities which includes culture, power, structure, and function.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Apply leadership and management principles to clinical practice.

2. State the effects of good leadership and management to patient care.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnoses, planning, implementation, and evaluation through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Apply leadership and management principles as necessary in developing the Nursing Process.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001