COURSE SYLLABUSCourse NumberNU 412 BCourse TitleLeadership in Nursing PracticeFall SemesterSpring Semester2020Summer SemesterCredit Hours3Name of InstructorDeborah H. Smith, RNC, CNM, MSNMeeting Day, Time, and Room NumberTuesday, 08:45-11:30am at Ballston Center 4088Final Exam Day, Time, and Room NumberTuesday, May 5, 9:00-11:30am at Ballston Center 4088 * Tentative subject to change by registrar.Office Hours, Location, PhonePlease see Starfish for times and to make appointments.Caruthers Hall, Room 2013Office number 703-908-7796 Additional days/times by appointment via email or see me in class.E-mail and Web Sited[email protected](this is a zero, not an “o”)Course Description (This should be consistent with the description in the Catalog)This course explores issues and trends in nursing and health care. Students examine leadership principles, systems thinking, and change strategies within the practice setting and profession. The impact of health policy, professional identity, and role as a nurse leader are addressed from the micro to macro system levels. Prerequisites: all 200 level and 300 level nursing (NU)courses,NU 403,NU 406. (3)1. BROAD PURPOSE OF COURSEMultiple sections of the same course must have the same purpose.The course is designed within the framework of Marymount’s BSN curriculum that is based upon The American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice1Malek School of Health Professions2019-2020
(2008), and the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice (2015). The focus of this combined framework provides students with clear direction that addresses patient values, communication, critical thinking, healthcare systems and policy, illness and disease management, and information/healthcare technologies.This course focuses on the roles of the professional nurse as a leader in the health care environment, manager ofhealth care of clients in a variety of clinical settings, and advocate for social and political reform. Theories of leadership, management, and organizational behavior, as well as the social, political and economic forces relatedto diverse health care environments are examined. Students explore group behaviors and the use of power and influence in developing coalitions and building consensus.2. COURSE OBJECTIVES:Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to:Course ObjectivesBSN Essential OutcomesMU ProgramOutcomes1.Differentiate how leadership, management, and organizational behavior theories advance the profession and practice of nursing.I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, IX1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 92.Distinguish leadership and management roles utilized in organizing, managing, and evaluating health care for clients in a variety of settings.