This course emphasizes theories and concepts related to leadership, management and the nurse’s role in the political process and health policy. Students focus on concepts of leadership, management, power politics, delegation, and conflict management. Students are expected to apply concepts of professional practice models, professionalism, and interpersonal communication skills to foster positive work environments. Students engage with interdisciplinary teams to effect change that directly or indirectly improves patient-centered care. The role of the political process and health policy is explored, and students interact with legislators to inform and influence change in health care and/or the nursing profession. Students spend at least 80 hours in clinical practice during NU 450.
Student must also be enrolled in NU 451