NURS 435. Leading and Managing in Healthcare Micro-Environments. 6 Hours.

Nursing practice in an evolving health care system in addressed with emphasis on the unique challenges in micro-environments of health care delivery (sub-units, units, departments, divisions). The role of the nurse as leader and manager of a health care team is examined using concepts and theories of organization, management, leadership, quality, decision-making and group process. Findings of current research related to nursing management and leadership are discussed. Professional, organizational, historical, and social factors that affect health care delivery within an organization are considered. Prerequisite: NURS 433 LEC.

Minor in Leadership Studies

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