This course prepares the students to assume their nursing leadership and management roles with a focus on their interactions with the health care team members in future work settings. It familiarizes the students with management theories, organizational 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. It enhances students’ 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