NUR428 - Management and Leadership (4 cr.)

Examines the nurse as leader and manager in health care and as critical to the provision of quality care in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is placed on systems theory, ethical decision-making, and communication skills essential to working effectively with groups and organizations. Students will learn the importance of nursing's influence in the development of health policy. Students develop college-level proficiency in oral discourse through discussion, debate, review, and reflection. The nurses' role in quality healthcare systems, injury prevention, and safety are highlighted throughout the course. Students work with nurse managers and nursing leaders to apply the principles of management and leadership in a practice setting. This course meets the requirements for oral expression. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of all junior level nursing courses, including NUR327; also NUR350 for RN students.

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