N240 – Concepts and Principles in Nursing Administration

Prerequisite: N207

Course Description:

Concepts and principles in leadership and management as applied to health care context.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss concepts and principles in leadership presence.
  2. Develop self-awareness and progress towards self-mastery and technical competence as a leader.
  3. Demonstrate ability to influence individuals and groups in goal setting, problem solving and decision-making.
  4. Apply management principles in nursing and health care environment.

Course Outline:

Unit 1. Leadership Presence

A. Personal leadership

Module 1:  Leadership Traits and Styles

  • Self-assessment
  • Skills inventory

Module 2: Effective communication and presentation

Module 3: Relationship building

Module 4: Reflective Thinking

B. Public and Private leadership

Module 5: Goal-setting (Building shared vision)

Module 6: Group problem-solving and decision-making

Module 7: Group building and managing work teams

Unit II. Management principles in nursing and health care environment

A. Systems Thinking

Module 8: Concept of a system

Module 9: Systems approach

Module 10: WHO building blocks of health system

B. Management Perspectives in nursing organizations

Module 11: Health care system

Module 12: Management functions

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Directing
  • Controlling

Module 13: Modalities of nursing care

C. Strategic planning in nursing organizations

Module 14: Context of strategic planning

Module 15: ABCs of strategic planning

Module 16: Challenges in strategic planning

D. Models of nursing administration

Module 17: General Systems Theory and Open Systems Model

Module 18: Model based on Orem’s Self care

Module 19: Iowa Model of nursing Administration

Module 20: Model of International Nursing Administration

Module 21: Other models

E. Ethico-legal frameworks related to nursing administration

Model 22: Ethical framework in nursing administration

Module 23: Legal aspects in nursing

  • Patient’s rights
  • Scope of nursing practice
  • Laws and regulations on labor management

Module 24: Policy making in nursing