District Syllabus
NUR4827
Organizational Behavior In Healthcare Settings


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing and
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course provides a foundational understanding of how nurse leaders apply the principles of management, leadership, and administrative processes in both private and public organizations. Focus topics include an emphasis on: organizational change, measuring quality, performance evaluation, effective communication, motivation, relationship development, and collaborative teamwork. 3 credit hours, 45 contact hours.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Borkowski, N. Organizational Behavior in Health Care, 2nd ed., Jones & Bartlett, 2009. ISBN: 9780763763831
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Computer access and adaptability
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:

1. Integrate professional behavior.
2. Apply methods of research and scholarship.
3. Apply legal, ethical and cultural sensitivity practices.
4. Demonstrate methods of health maintenance and enhancement.
5. Apply organizational strategies.
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Accurately define the concepts of organizational behavior in 
various healthcare settings. 
					
2. Explain methods for becoming an organizational change agent to 
improve organizational standards of patient care and how the nurse 
influences change in the workplace culture. 		 
					
3. Understand the role of the nurse professional in leadership roles 
as a manager of patient care and as a leader of fellow employees. 
					
4. Identify and engage in the important components of continuous 
quality improvement initiatives in health care settings.
			 
5. Demonstrate skill in motivating people to work together in teams 
to promote organizational well-being by understanding why people 
behave as they do in certain situations.		
						
					
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.