2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

NSG 235 - Nursing Management and Leadership

Description: Exploration of healthcare and professional organizations, current trends in healthcare and effects of the political process on decision making. Emphasis on leadership and management skills required for collaboration with others on the healthcare team and how to incorporate research into an evidence-based practice.

Prerequisites: NSG 231  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. Licensure and employment
  2. Avenues of higher and continuing education
  3. Healthcare organizational structures
  4. The political process and its impact on healthcare
  5. Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare
  6. Role of regulatory agencies and nursing organizations
  7. Nursing research and evidence-based practice
  8. Leadership styles and management skills including conflict management
  9. Quality management and risk management
  10. Managing change
  11. Professional and client advocacy
  12. Resource management
  13. Professionalism

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the influence of healthcare agencies and professional organizations on nursing practice. (3, 6)
  2. Incorporate the principles of leadership and management (supervision, delegation and coordination) in providing nursing care. (8-13)
  3. Discuss political, legal and ethical issues related to healthcare and within the various healthcare systems. (3-5)
  4. Deliver nursing care utilizing available resources. (12)
  5. Incorporate the use of nursing research and evidence-based practice into nursing care. (7, 9, 10)
  6. Apply for licensure and employment. (1)
  7. Explain the importance of higher, and continuing, education on the advancement of the nursing profession. (2, 13)