District Syllabus
Leadership And Management

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I
Corequisites: NUR3119 Professional Roles And Dimensions Of Nursing And
NUR3955 Portfolio I And
NUR4889L Leadership Practicum
Catalog Description:
Includes a focus on theories, concepts, and principles of leading 
and managing as well as pertinent legal issues faced by nursing 
leaders and managers.  Emphasis will be on the methods to become an 
effective leader/manager including interpersonal skills needed for 
effective leadership and management, the different types of 
organizations delivering health care, outcomes management, and 
analysis of current research findings.              
Required Materials: Books:
  • P. S. Yoder-Wise. Leading and Managing in Nursing, 5th ed., Elesevier, 2011. ISBN: 9780323069779
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: Computer access.
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. Classify leadership and management principles and theories 
appropriate for different types of organizations delivering health 

2. Assess the impact of organizational structures, mission and 
philosophy on leadership and management processes in nursing.

3. Examine how the safety, quality and cost effectiveness of health 
care can be improved through the utilization of principles and 
theories of leadership and management.

4. Describe factors that create a culture of safety (such as, open 
communication strategies and organizational error reporting systems).

5. Evaluate relevant research on leadership and management.

6. Analyze legal and ethical issues that impact on leadership and 
management in nursing.

7. Describe quality assurance processes used in understanding causes 
of error and allocation of responsibility and accountability.

8. Recognize the time, effort, and skill required to integrate 
computers, databases and other technologies as effective tools for 
patient care.

9. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict 
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.

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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.

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