Nurse as Leader
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills for professional nursing practice. The course explores the changing role of the professional nurse as a leader in complex and diverse health care settings. Students’ will apply current literature, theories, self-awareness, and professional development throughout the course. This course requires 24 direct care hours of leadership collaboration. The theories and methods of leadership and management are applied in the student’s reflections of their clinical experience. There is an emphasis on critical thinking, team building, communication, priority setting, collaborative decision-making and advocacy. The leadership experience takes place in clinical setting chosen by the student and approved by faculty. Course faculty provide guidance for the site selection and experience along with the completion of the final evaluation of the student experience.
Prerequisite(s): Registered Nurse and BSN Major, NUR 303