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Enrollment Information
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Prerequisites: Full Major status in Nursing.
This course focuses on knowledge and skills for effective leadership and management of patient care in a collaborative environment. Didactic study will focus on developing the ability of students to see nursing practice as a part of a complex system. Students will examine systems thinking and complexity, development of leadership roles and skills, interprofessional communication and teamwork, and leading change in healthcare organizations. The course will examine the nurse’s role in improvement science and patient care delivery, focusing on quality improvement processes, patient safety, nurse sensitive process and outcomes measures. A variety of experiences will provide opportunities to synthesize the multi-dimensional aspects of nursing and provide the environment which facilitates transition to professional nursing practice. Principles of leadership, accountability and change will be applied to clinical practice as the student begins to operationalize the professional nursing role.