NUR 409: Leadership in Nursing

Prerequisite: RN Standing

General Education requirement: 5A & 5B

Theories and concepts associated with leadership and organizational skills are discussed as they pertain to the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment. Knowledge and skills associated with functioning as a leader of care as well as a ;member of the healthcare team are identified, including strategies to enhance personal and professional effectiveness. Contemporary health care issues are discussed related to quality and patient safety and the role of the nurse as leader in effecting improved patient outcomes individually and in teams. Course development was guided by the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008).