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2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 649 - Nursing Organizational Leadership Transforming Healthcare Practicum (6 Credits)

Prerequisite: NURS 623  
This course is focused on advanced organizational leadership. Students prepare for leadership roles within healthcare systems, health related business organizations, community based organizations, and healthcare regulatory agencies. The course provides for a synthesis of advanced business skills, knowledge of healthcare, and highly developed communication skills to evaluate organizational dynamics, and performance. The Action Research Model, risk taking, strategic leadership, creativity, and systems theory provide the context for the educational exercises/course project. Each student will have a practicum experience in a community-based, healthcare organization, or healthcare regulatory agency setting. Students will determine patient needs; collaborate with inter-professionals to secure services; identify quality and safety issues; and evaluate plan effectiveness. This course will include a 135 hour total practicum experience in addition to the course work as well as a required thesis/ scholarly project that demonstrates that the student has synthesized skills that positively influences nursing practice, patient care, or contributes to nursing science. The purpose of the practicum is to focus on human resource management, and organization and systems theories. The student is partnered with an executive nursing organization leader; collaboratively develops goals for the experience; and assumes the AONE Nurse Executive competencies.