Leadership and Nursing Concepts Review

Course Code: NURS 250

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Students explore leadership, management and organizational theories as these apply to nursing and health care. Students examine the effects of change, organizational culture, power dynamic and role conflict on nursing practice. The responsibility to act in the best interest of and protect the public and to promote a safe practice environment is discussed. Students apply critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills related to assigning, supervising and evaluating outcomes of care; the teaching of unregulated care provider (UCP); and the delegation of acts to UCPs. The role of research findings in the development and evaluation of personal learning goals and professional practice, evidence-informed practice and clinical outcomes is studied. Students explore contemporary trends in health technologies, nursing informatics, communication and social media as these are changing the nursing and health care environment.