Nu423 Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare Systems 4 credits
The goal of this course is to assist the Registered Nurse to distinguish the difference between management and leadership as well as the characteristics of the leader which are most effective for creating change for the benefit of the healthcare agency in which the nurse leader functions. Nurse leader roles are evaluated for the ability to assess, plan, organize, direct, delegate, communicate, and evaluate to achieve continuous quality improvement in healthcare. The course examines the role of the professional Registered Nurse in the delivery of Nursing care across a variety of settings with attention to access, cost and quality of care. Patient advocacy, resource management, excellence in practice, interdisciplinary communication, evaluation of outcomes, and performance improvement are stressed. This is a bookend course. (45 clinical hours.) Prerequisites: Nu413 and Nu421 with a minimum grade of C+.