Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare Systems                4 credits
(Pre-Licensure BSN Track)

The goal of this course is to assist the professional nurse to distinguish the difference between management and leadership, and the characteristics of the leader which are most effective for creating change for the benefit of the health care 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 health care. 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; bookend course. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Nu421 Community and Public Health Nursing.

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