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 hours lecture; 1 hour clinical.
Pre or corequisite(s): NURS 3050 Issues of Professional Nursing Practice and NURS 3310 Nursing Theories or permission of the instructor or the Nursing Program Director.
NURS 3050 Issues of Professional Nursing Practice (3 hours)
This course introduces professional nursing concepts, competencies, and issues in the context of the history of nursing’s scope of practice within the collaborative environment of the U.S. Health Care System.
Course is over 8-week period.
NURS 3310 Nursing Theories (3 hours)
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. Course is over 8-week period.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to RN-BSN program or admission to pre-licensure BSN program with all second year courses completed.