NURS 439. Leading and Managing in the Macro-Environment of Health Care. 6 Hours.
Nursing practice in an evolving health care system is addressed with emphasis on the unique challenges in the macro-environment of health care delivery (organization as part of Health Care Delivery System). The role of the nurse as leader and manager of an organization that exists in a unique sociopolitical, cultural, economic, technological, and psychographic environment is examined. Findings of current research related to nursing management and leadership are discussed. The student uses 21st century tools of collaboration and communication to address professional, organizational, historical, and social factors that affect a healthcare organization's role and function in society. Prerequisite: NURS 435 LEC.