Nursing Administration Theory I

NURSE-GN 2167, 3 Credits, (Spring)

Establishing the foundation for competency-based nursing administration, this course examines past, current, and future issues and relevant research that impacts health organizations and the role of the nurse administrator in diverse settings. Topics include theory and research related to the folloEstablishing the foundation for competency-based nursing administration, this course examines past, current, and future issues and relevant research that impacts health organizations and the role of the nurse administrator in diverse settings. Topics include theory and research related to the following aspects of nursing administration: shaping organizational culture and creating caring environments; implementing and upholding standards of practice and professional performance; employing principles of ethical practice; organizational behavior; leadership; communication; cultural competence; conflict management; health economics; management processes; consumer health initiatives; health care evaluation; and outcome measures. Practicum experiences expose students to the role of the nurse administrator in different settings advanced physiologic concepts to begin diagnostic evaluation and a discussion of different pharmacotheraputic and treatment and management options. Clinical decision making based on the best available research, patient and family preferences, and clinical expertise is reinforced.