Nursing Leadership And Management In Health Care –


(3 credits)

This course uses leadership and management theory and application to develop skills for the understanding and implementation of change. Components of the course include leadership theory and models, change theory and models, project management and systems theory, financial management, organizational culture, and continuous process improvement.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Continuous Process Improvement

  • Recognize outcomes as building blocks for future change.
  • Describe the role of the evaluator in the change process.
  • Understand change as a way of doing business.

Organizational Culture

  • Explore international, national, state, and community perspectives of organizational culture.
  • Describe the application of organizational theories to business solutions.
  • Identify the basics of organizational cultures and behaviors focusing on systems theory.

Financial Management

  • Review regulatory agencies' role in the delivery of health care.
  • Discuss health care's financial-based mandates.
  • Review the role and process of budgeting.

Change Theory and Models, Project Management, and Systems Improvement

  • Examine the relationship between quality improvement and risk management, exploring the concepts of systems theory.
  • Define change theory in the analysis and planning resolution of a problem.

Leadership Theory and Models

  • Describe the role of human resource management.
  • Identify and apply models and styles of leadership.
  • Differentiate between leadership an management.

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