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NURS424 Nursing - Leadership and Management 2

The application of theoretical knowledge, using cases to examine quality in the health care environment, strategic management for the nurse leader and the process of nursing leadership.

This paper focuses on theoretical knowledge, policy direction and performance in health care organisations, measuring health outcomes, innovations in practice and nursing workforce development. An emphasis is placed on the application of theoretical knowledge, using cases to examine quality in the health care environment, managing change for the nurse leader and the process of nursing leadership.

Paper title Nursing - Leadership and Management 2
Paper code NURS424
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,589.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Prerequisite
NURX 423 or NURS 423
Restriction
NURX 424
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Course outline
Eligibility
The applicant will:
  • Have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme or course, congruent with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003
  • Hold a current Practising Certificate
  • Prerequisites apply
Contact
nursingstudies.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Beverley Burrell
Paper Structure
Three key themes are explored:
  • Facilitating Change in Health Care Environments covers change theory and processes as applied in the health context.
  • Leading and Managing People includes effective inter-professional communication and optimal human resourcing in health care organisations.
  • Promoting Quality in Health Care Environments focuses on performance and improvement in health care delivery and evaluation of health outcomes.
Teaching Arrangements
Two 2-day study blocks
Textbooks
Marriner Tomey, A. (2008). Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership (8th ed.). St Louis: Mosby
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In relation to course themes, the nurse leader who successfully completes the paper will be in a position to
  • Facilitate Change in Health Care Environments
    1. Identify types of organisational change
    2. Identify positive characteristics and challenges in the change process
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the broader issues of change in health policy and delivery locally, nationally and internationally
    4. Identify a specific need in their current work environment and formulate a strategic plan to facilitate change
  • Lead and Manage People
    1. Demonstrate understanding of New Zealand legislation and policies impacting on the human resource management of nursing communities
    2. Apply contemporary human resource management theories as integrated into the discipline of nursing to promote safe and rewarding workplaces
    3. Apply project management principles to non-routine activities to accomplish specific nursing-driven goals and initiatives
  • Promote Quality in Health Care Environments
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and history behind the quality "industry"
    2. Identify key issues of quality management and organisational performance in health care organisations to include processes for measuring and evaluating health
    3. Identify relevant service standards and key aims of a quality-management system in current workplace.
    4. Compare and contrast with contemporary quality theory

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

The application of theoretical knowledge, using cases to examine quality in the health care environment, strategic management for the nurse leader and the process of nursing leadership.

This paper focuses on theoretical knowledge, policy direction and performance in health care organisations, measuring health outcomes, innovations in practice and nursing workforce development. An emphasis is placed on the application of theoretical knowledge, using cases to examine quality in the health care environment, managing change for the nurse leader and the process of nursing leadership.

Paper title Nursing - Leadership and Management 2
Paper code NURS424
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
NURX 423 or NURS 423
Restriction
NURX 424
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Eligibility
The applicant will:
  • Have registration as a nurse from a three-year programme or course, congruent with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003
  • Hold a current Practising Certificate
  • Prerequisites apply
Contact
nursingstudies.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Beverley Burrell
Paper Structure
Three key themes are explored:
  • Facilitating Change in Health Care Environments covers change theory and processes as applied in the health context.
  • Leading and Managing People includes effective inter-professional communication and optimal human resourcing in health care organisations.
  • Promoting Quality in Health Care Environments focuses on performance and improvement in health care delivery and evaluation of health outcomes.
Teaching Arrangements
Two 2-day study blocks
Textbooks
Marriner Tomey, A. (2008). Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership (8th ed.). St Louis: Mosby
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In relation to course themes, the nurse leader who successfully completes the paper will be in a position to
  • Facilitate Change in Health Care Environments
    1. Identify types of organisational change
    2. Identify positive characteristics and challenges in the change process
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the broader issues of change in health policy and delivery locally, nationally and internationally
    4. Identify a specific need in their current work environment and formulate a strategic plan to facilitate change
  • Lead and Manage People
    1. Demonstrate understanding of New Zealand legislation and policies impacting on the human resource management of nursing communities
    2. Apply contemporary human resource management theories as integrated into the discipline of nursing to promote safe and rewarding workplaces
    3. Apply project management principles to non-routine activities to accomplish specific nursing-driven goals and initiatives
  • Promote Quality in Health Care Environments
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and history behind the quality industry
    2. Identify key issues of quality management and organisational performance in health care organisations to include processes for measuring and evaluating health
    3. Identify relevant service standards and key aims of a quality-management system in current workplace.
    4. Compare and contrast with contemporary quality theory

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle