This course prepares the student to assume nursing leadership and management roles with focus on their interactions with the healthcare team members in future work settings. It familiarizes the student with management theories; organizational and behavior theories; and leadership styles that are relevant to the practice of nursing management. It explores the elements of the management process as well as change management strategies and their applications and enhances leadership skills in maintaining best practices and standards of care. Nursing units in hospitals are the framework used for the application of the theories and knowledge base included in this course.
3 hours of theory per week, 135 hours of preceptorship per term