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Nursing Management and Evaluation

Course Code: 1000229           College: HOPE School of Nursing

Semester: Spring               Intended Students: The fourth Year Students

Credits: lecture 4 practice 4  Instructor: Yu Sihong (China)

Course Content:

The purpose is to facilitate the enrichment and development of the abilities of the participants through the attainment of new competencies related to leadership and management through a variety of learning experiences that will enhance their administrative abilities. New tools arising from various theories and their application in practice will be the focus for the participants.  The strengths of the participants will be built upon and the ability to adapt theory culturally appropriate will be paramount.

 

Course Objective:

1. Interpret the role of the nurse manager as it relates to nursing care and quality services.

2. Compare several theories of organization.

3. Analyze several theories of leadership/management and the major preposition of each.

4. Compare management and power bases in the organization.

5. Critique staffing, budget, scheduling components that directly involve the nurse manager.

6. Apply the change process in a clinical setting.

7. Practice group dynamics and team building skills.

8. Apply quality improvement and risk management techniques in the acute care setting.

 

Course Outline:

This course is divided into four modules.  The written components will be enhanced by classroom discussion and activities.  The class weeks and modules are as follows:

Module 1  Understanding Nursing Management and Organizations

Module 2  Key Skills in Nursing Management

Module 3  Human Resource Management Skills

Module 4  Basic Survival Skills in Nursing

 

Module Objectives:

Module 1:           

       l. Define accountability as it relates to the goals of nursing.

    2.  Evaluate several theories of organization.

       3.  Critique the function of the nurse manager.

       4.  Analyze difference nursing care delivery systems.

       5.  Discuss methods to improve nursing productivity.

     6.  Name the key concepts that underlie decisions about what is right and wrong.

 

Module 2:    

       1.  Identify the potential "receivers" of communication from the nurse manager  "sender".

      2.  Discuss the various process theories of motivation.

       3.  Differentiate between the major styles of leadership.

       4.  Discuss methods of managing stress.

       5.  Relate critical thinking to practical experience in leadership/management.

     6.  Differentiate between individual productivity and decision making and those of the group.

 

Module 3:

       1.  List the elements of a recruiting strategy.

       2.  Analyze support systems to facilitate staff development.

       3.  Define "coaching" and how it is used.

       4.  Discuss the importance of documenting employee performance.

       5.  Compare the distinction between voluntary and involuntary absenteeism.

       6.  Discuss the relationship between nursing professional organizations and unions.

       7.  Define the role of the manager with a unionized staff.

 

Module 4:

       1.  Identify those budget components with which the nurse manager is directly involved.

       2.  Evaluate theoretical models of the change process.

       3.  Plan change for a component of nursing practice.

       4.  List the components of a risk management program.

       5.  Discuss what is meant by quality assurance and quality improvement in evaluation.

6.  Explain how factors such as role conflict and intraprofessional decisiveness lead to conflict for      nurses.

       7.  Discuss power sources and their influence in nursing.

       8.  Identify several sources of the key behaviors for successful nursing management.

 

Teaching Method:

Lectute, discussion, case analysis, team work and PPT by students

Evaluation Method:

lecture:

A participation and performance in lecture 10%

B ppt by students 30%

C final exmination 60%

practice:

A performace 30%

B discussion on weekly objectives 20%

C change project 50%

 

References:

1、Bennis, W & Nanus, B.  Leaders The Strategies for Taking Charge.  NY: Perenial Library, 1985.

2、Bernhard, LA, Walsh, M. Leadership The Key to the Professionalization of Nursing 3rd Ed.  St. Louis: Mosty-Year Book, 1990.

3、Carroll, P Leadership and Management A Practical Guide. NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2006.

4、Daly, J Speedy, SS, Jackson, D. Nursing Leadership. Sydney: Churchill Livingstone. 2004.

Feldman, HR, Greenberg, MJ eds.  Educating Nurses for Leadership. NY:  Springer, 2005.    

5、Huber, DL. Leadership and Nursing Care Management 3rd ed. PA;  Saunders, 2006.

6、Bennis, W & Nanus, B.  Leaders The Strategies for Taking Charge.  NY: Perennial Library, 1985.

7、Bernhard, LA, Walsh, M. Leadership The Key to the Professionalization of Nursing 3rd Ed.  St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 1990.

8、Carroll, P Leadership and Management A Practical Guide. NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2006.

9、Daly, J Speedy, SS, Jackson, D. Nursing Leadership. Sydney: Churchill Livingstone. 2004.

10、Feldman, HR, Greenberg, MJ eds.  Educating Nurses for Leadership. NY:  Springer, 2005.

11、Marquis, BL Huston CJ. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing Theory and Application 3rd edition.  PA:  Lippincott, 2000

12、Marriner-Tomey, A. Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership (Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership). St. Louis: Mosby. 2004.

13、Nursing Management journals in the library are a good source for current references

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