HNR 261 - Nursing Management

Course Description

Introduces principles of leadership and management as these relate to providing nursing care to a group of patients. The principles of delegation, communication, and priority-setting are reviewed and a variety of nursing management challenges are discussed, including team building, managing change, conflict resolution, power and authority, political action, economic aspects of health care, legal/ethical issues, and emergency preparedness. Job-seeking skills, NCLEX-RN preparation, and issues related to role transition are discussed. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

HNR 221 and HNR 241 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 242 with S


HNR 222, HNR 248, HNR 262

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Examine professional issues relating to management and leadership theories, concepts of power and authority, change and conflict, and legal/ethical trends.
  • Examine the nuances of effectively securing employment in nursing, successfully achieving role transition, and navigating reality shock.
  • Analyze complex medical/surgical disorders to plan nursing care.
  • Examine the processes of successful priority-setting and delegation.
  • Examine appropriate clinical interventions considering patient's physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and socioeconomic status/preferences.
  • Explore economic and workplace challenges facing healthcare organizations and the effects on the delivery of nursing care.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze professional dynamics of groups with communication, team building, and problem-solving issues.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Explore nursing roles and responsibilities in situations related to disaster, emergency response, and emergency preparedness.
  • Examine the effects politics and political involvement play in professional nursing practice and nursing care.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Explore evidence-based practice guidelines for complex medical/surgical disorders and management issues.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency and integration of course and program content by standardized comprehensive testing.