NURS 4597 - Leadership & Management


This course introduces the leadership roles and management functions of professional registered nurses within the structure of an organization. The management process provides the foundational structure for the course, while the theoretical framework for this course is established through exploration of leadership styles, organizational theory, and management theory. Quality assurance and the provision of evidence- based, patient-centered care and collaborative relationships are emphasized. The impact of political and legislative processes, the integration of informatics, and the legal and ethical issues in management are also discussed.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Integrate leadership skills and evidenced-based practice to ensure quality and safe care utilizing decision-making, conflict resolution, clinical reasoning, and multidisciplinary communication.
  2. Discuss ethical, political, legal, and cultural considerations as they relate to leadership and management of nursing practice.
  3. Analyze quality and safety standards and initiatives in a complex healthcare system, the regulatory agencies governing them, and the nurseÕs role in quality improvement.
  4. Differentiate between leadership, organizational, and management theories and principles including the application to patient-centered nursing care in a variety of settings.
  5. Dissect the role of healthcare technology, informatics, and information management systems to improve communication, patient care outcomes, and safety within the healthcare environment.

Credit Hours



  • None

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