Leadership And Management In Nursing And Health Care – nur587 (3 credits)

Ways of using leadership and management concepts, principles, theories, and models in advanced nursing practice and executive roles are explored. Skills that facilitate collaborative relationships and decisions consistent with stewardship of resources are examined. Students articulate a personal vision of leadership and ways of providing direction within today's complex health care system.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Globalization of Health Care and Health Care Systems

  • Assess the effect of cultural diversity on health care teams.
  • Analyze the effect of globalization of health care delivery systems.

Organizational Structure and Function

  • Assess the effect of organizational structure on organizational function.
  • Describe the effect of the human resource department on organizational structure and function.

Professional Culture

  • Assess the role of nurse leaders in nursing education.
  • Develop your personal continuous improvement strategy.


  • Analyze different leadership traits and styles in today's health care organization.
  • Differentiate formal and informal power and leadership.
  • Describe the importance of political action awareness of nurse leaders.

Strategic Management

  • Explain the role of leadership in strategic management.
  • Determine how resources are allocated to support an organization's strategic initiatives.

Strategic Management, continued

  • Evaluate the effect of the external environment on the strategic management of an organization.

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