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Inter-Professional Leadership and Management




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Course level: NUR Graduate

This course integrates the principles, theories, and models of leadership used in advanced nursing roles. A key focus is determining one's personal identity as a nurse leader. Topics include complexities in health delivery systems, leadership in the current health care environment, and the future of nursing. This course is not available to students who reside Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, or Washington.


  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • A valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license

What you'll learn

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Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate various leadership theories and their application to the health care environment.
  • Compare and contrast the roles of leaders and managers regarding quality improvement and organizational outcomes.
  • Analyze a change management theory and apply it to your organization.
  • Relate the concept of empowerment to the development of nurse leaders and staff.
  • Evaluate strategies that promote the interrelationship between leadership, excellence, and professional integrity.
  • Determine leadership theories, styles, and approaches that nurse leaders must use to be successful in the health care systems of today and tomorrow.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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