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N5700 - Nursing Management



Delivery Mode: Web Course
Credits: Three credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the BN (Post RN) program, English 1xx3 and N2230

Overview: This is a senior level course which introduces students to management / leadership principles in nursing.

This is a senior level course that has few formal course pre-requisites. In deciding when you should take this course as you develop your program plan be aware that students are expected to display the ability to think analytically, to be independent learners, and to be resourceful with a minimum of assistance from the course professor. Writing skills, library use skills and presentation skills are expected to be at a high level and well established.

Course Objectives:

Knowledge - Human Being

  • Examines the philosophies of health care organizations in terms of their impact on the care of human beings and on nursing practice.
  • Explains the basic requirements needed to maintain effective organizational structure
  • Describes human organizational behaviour in relationship to the health care system. (Instituting and responding to change, power, autonomy, leadership, collaboration)
  • Examines human resource management skills (staffing, training and education, performance appraisal, understanding and managing absenteeism, collective bargaining, labour relations).

Knowledge - Environment

  • Critically examines the impact of broad environmental factors (political/social/economic/cultural/ physical) on human organizational behaviour.

Knowledge - Nursing

  • Appraises the nursing practice standards of a health organization in relation to provincial (ARNN) and national standards (CNA).
  • Discusses current issues in nursing management.

Knowledge - Environment

  • Critically examines the impact of broad environmental factors (political/social/economic/cultural/ physical) on human organizational behaviour.

Knowledge - Health

  • Proposes an ideal nursing care system


Knowledge - Environment

  • Critically examines the impact of broad environmental factors (political/social/economic/cultural/ physical) on human organizational behaviour.

Competencies - Communication

  • Critically reviews literature related to theories of leadership
  • Examines self to determine leadership competencies and limitations
  • Plans strategies to improve leadership competencies
  • Explains the basic elements of change theories

Competencies - Reasoning/Learning

  • Evaluates research findings independently

Attitudes - Collegiality

  • Appraises the value of colleague support systems


Course Content:

Unit 1 - Overview of nursing administration
Unit 2 - Framework for leadership and management
Unit 3 - Planning for nursing administration
Unit 4 - Problem solving
Unit 5 - Organizational design and governance in nursing
Unit 6 - Types of organizational structure
Unit 7 - Managing professionals and their practice
Unit 8 - Evaluation and control in nursing administration
Unit 9 - Management of change
Unit 10 - Operational/ strategic planning
Unit 11 - Unionization
Unit 12 - Nursing data needs


Evaluation: To receive a credit for N5700, students must achieve a course composite grade of 65%. The student is evaluated through analysis of case studies, a major paper focusing on a nursing leadership/ management issue and a final exam.

For Further information contact:

Academic Program Administrator

(709) 777-6272

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

(709) 777-6679

Fax

(709) 777-7037



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