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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR215 - Leadership 1
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Offers the advanced student opportunities to explore current issues facing nursing in today's complex health care delivery system. Topics include: the healthcare system, politics in nursing, fiscal management, nursing informatics, legal/ethical issues, considerations for obtaining, maintaining, and changing employment in the current health environment, role transition, and select management concepts. Supervised experiences in the college learning laboratory are provided. 1.5 lecture hours, 0.5 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisite: NUR 120 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher. Corequisite: NUR 210.

Lecture: 1.5 hrs.
Lab: 0.5 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1.Identify the standards of professional practice in terms of the Nurse Practice Act and the nurse's role in leadership and management in providing care. (Competency: Professional behaviors)

2.Utilize therapeutic communication techniques when integrating leadership and management roles and functions in advocacy. (Competency: Communication)

3.Integrate leadership and management roles and functions in:
a.legal/ethical issues. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
b.employment considerations. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
c.strategic planning and planned change. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
d.fiscal planning. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
e.time management. (Competency: Professional behaviors)

4.Develop assigned teaching/learning activities. (Competency: Teaching/Learning)*

5.Discuss decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking functions and techniques in the leadership and management arena. (Competency: Clinical decision making)


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. A New Approach to Leadership and Management

a. Introduction to Management
b. Introduction to Decision Making/Problem Solving in Management
c. Developing Leadership Skills

II. Foundations for Effective Leadership and Management

a. Ethical Issues
b. Legal and Legislative Issues
c. Nurse Practice Act
d. Professional Advocacy

III. Roles and Functions in Planning

a. Strategic Planning
b. Planned Change
c. Time Management
d. Fiscal Planning
e. Career Development

IV. Trends in Health Care Delivery

a. Components of the health care deliver system
b. Classifications of health care organizations
c. Interdependence of health care providers

V. Transition to Practice

a. General expectation for new graduates
b. Reality Shock process
c. Managing stress
d. Preventing burnout
e. Professional Organizations

VI. Teaching and Learning

a. Develop a teaching/learning project with the assistance of a first level instructor re: clinical laboratory experiences for first level students.





Effective Term: Fall 2012