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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR225 - Leadership 2
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Examines the nurse's role as manager of patient care. Explores fundamental concepts of leadership and management as they apply to health care settings. Emphasizes skills such as communication, accountability, decision-making, establishing priorities, assigning and delegating, and collaborating with other members of the health care team. Supervised experiences in the college learning laboratory are provided. 1.5 lecture hours, 0.5 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 210 and NUR 215 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: NUR 220 and NUR 250.

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 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 providing care. (Competency: Communication)

3.Integrate leadership and management roles and functions in legal/ethical situations. (Competency: Professional behaviors)

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

5.Integrate leadership and management roles and functions in:
a.organizing structure of the Health care system. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
b.staffing needs, team building efforts and scheduling policies. (Competency: Professional behaviors)
c.communication, delegation, managing conflict, and collective bargaining issues.
(Competency: Professional behaviors)
d.quality performance and performance appraisals. (Competency: Professional behaviors)

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

* 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. Organizing Structure

a. Organizational theory
b. Types/Components of organizational structure
c. Organizational Culture
d. Organizational Charts
e. Organizational, Political and Personal power
f. Organizing Patient care

II. Roles and Functions in Staffing

a. Creating a motivating climate
b. Organizational, interpersonal, and group communication
c. Delegation
d. Managing Conflict
e. Understanding collective bargaining

III. Roles and Functions in Controlling

a. Quality Control
b. Performance Appraisal
c. Specific Employee Issue

IV. Teaching Learning

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

Effective Term: Fall 2012