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NURS 2950 - Nursing Leadership I

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2800  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2820  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2850  with a grade of C or higher,
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Leadership and management skills
    1. Define and differentiate leadership and management
    2. Interdisciplinary leadership
    3. Ethical leadership
    4. Communication skills
    5. Change theory
  2. Quality and safety
    1. Use of outcomes data for quality improvement initiatives
    2. Application of concepts of quality and safety within a health care context.
  3. Prioritization
  4. Supervision, delegation, and assignment
  5. Healthcare policy
  6. Healthcare finance
  7. Regulatory environment issues

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. analyze healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory processes and their impact on the nursing profession.
  2. apply concepts of quality and safety within a health care context.
  3. apply leadership and management skills with nursing colleagues and interdisciplinary teams.
  4. collect outcomes data to provide evidence for quality improvement in a variety of settings.
  5. demonstrate ethical leadership in clinical decision making processes in collaboration with other health disciplines.
  6. utilize evidence supporting best practices in working with unlicensed assistive personnel and direct care workers.


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