Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NRS 411 Leadership in the Management of Patient Care
3 hours lecture/week, 6 hours clinical/week; 6 credits
In this course, nursing, transcultural, organizational, management, motivation, change, and conflict management theories are examined in relation to application to the practice setting. Emphasis is placed on professional communication skills, as well as principles and practices of health care management. Conceptual themes of critical thinking, decision making, and therapeutic nursing interventions as they apply to the management of patient care and quality improvement initiatives are integrated throughout the course. Evidence-based practice and research findings are examined for their relevance in refining and extending the role of leader in professional nursing practice.
Corequisite: NRS 321
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