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Senior Practicum: Leadership And Management

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This course will provide the student the opportunity to synthesize previous knowledge and skills in a supervised practicum experience with the guidance and approval of the faculty. The final project will integrate the academic and practical knowledge the students have acquired in their program. This course contains 25 hours of clinical experience.

This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7 weeks

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    Organizational Structure and Culture

    • Examine various organizational theories and their implications in health care.
    • Identify social and cultural aspects affecting health care organizations.
    • Describe the characteristics and models of organizational structures.

    Change Theory and Models and Evidence Based practice

    • Examine the theories and stages related to planned change.
    • Assess the responsibilities of leaders and managers as change agents.
    • Analyze the utilization of evidence-based research to support change within the workplace.

    Human Resource Management

    • Describe the role of human resource management in health care.
    • Identify issues related to staffing and performance evaluations.
    • Determine methods to motivate and develop staff.
    • Examine the factors to be considered to support safe and effective delegation.

    Financial Management

    • Identify the current health care reimbursement sources.
    • Discuss the impact of health care's financial-based mandates.
    • Examine the role of nursing in risk management.
    • Review the types, role, and process of budgeting.

    Continuous Process Improvement

    • Describe the issues related to quality management in today’s health care arena.
    • Explain the relationship between quality improvement and risk management, exploring the concepts of systems theory.

    Changing Health Care Systems

    • Describe the challenges facing nursing leadership.
    • Discuss the barriers and opportunities for nursing in the future.

    Leadership and Management

    • Examine the theories and functions of management.
    • Identify theories and styles of leadership.
    • Differentiate between leadership and management roles and functions.
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