NURS 420 Principles of Leadership and Management

TOPIC: Quality improvement in the nursing unit or system

Part II: Evaluate how the topic applies to 2 of the following course competencies.

  • Integrate concepts related to leadership into the professional nursing role.

  • Analyze the philosophy, goals, and organizational structure of a healthcare system in relationship to the delivery of quality healthcare.

  • Compare selected theories of leadership, management, and organizations in relation to healthcare agencies.

  • Identify how collaborative leadership styles might be utilized in various community agencies to enhance the role of the nurse leader.

  • Examine change theory, change management, conflict resolution, and strategies to promote innovation.

  • Explain principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the process of quality planning, improvement, and control.

  • Discuss the management process and its impact on the delivery of optimal healthcare.

  • Analyze how accountability, advocacy, and collaboration augment the management of care.

  • Describe the meaning of teamwork in respect to the health care team

  • Identify the essential components of a business plan

  • Analyze various organization structure/management theories as they relate to nursing practice

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