This course assumes the student possesses basic leadership and management skills, and further examines the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a manager in health care organizations. The roles of the nurse manager are analyzed for each of the management functions: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. External factors influencing the nurse manager are also examined. Students are able to select their clinical experience in management from a variety of health care organizations and settings. (3 credit hours lecture; 1 credit hour clinical)
This course introduces professional nursing concepts, competencies, and issues in the context of the history of nursing's scope of practice and within the collaborative environment of the U.S. Health Care System.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BSN program or permission of instructor or Nursing Program Director.
This course introduces the student to nursing theories as the foundation for nursing practice. The development of nursing theory and the relationship of theory to nursing research and nursing practice are examined. Various nursing theories are evaluated for utility in nursing practice with an increasingly diverse patient population. Technology is utilized to facilitate information retrieval and scholarship dissemination.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to BSN program. Pre or corequisite(s): NURS 201 Professional Communication in Nursing.