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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Nov 23, 2017
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NU 415 - Leadership and Management for RNs

Leadership in nursing focuses on organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and safety to promote high quality patient care.  This course will examine nursing leadership and management through the use of a systems approach with a focus on quality and safety of patient care. It will examine leadership models, behaviors, and strategic planning at organizational levels.

Prerequisites & Notes
All 300 level NU courses

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate appropriate team building and collaborative strategies when working with interprofessional teams (AACN VI).
  • Use inter and interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care (AACN VI).
  • Apply Quality improvement processes to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and monitor performance measures, including nurse-sensitive indicators in the microsystem of care (AACN II).
  • Employ principles of quality improvement, healthcare policy, and cost-effectiveness to assist in the development and initiation of effective plans for microsystem and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery (AACN ll).
  • Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change (AACN ll).

Credits: 4

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