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NSG 301 – Leadership and Management of Patient Care

NSG 301 – Leadership and Management of Patient Care

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Citizens School of Nursing

Nursing 301:  Leadership and Management of Patient Care is taught to all students as the culminating course of the program. The course consists of 270 hours of which 45 hours are devoted to theory and 225 hours are devoted to the clinical experience. The prerequisite of this course is successful completion of Nursing 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, and 204.

This course provides the students the opportunity to apply the nursing process and Neuman's model in the hospital, home and community. Theoretical focus includes the concepts of community assessment, leadership, management, delegation, collaboration and planning for groups of patients. Primary clinical experience will be provided in the medical-surgical units of the hospitals.

Course Objectives

  • Evaluates knowledge from basic concepts and theories of caring, scientific knowledge, nursing and creative problem solving strategies to meet the health needs of individuals, families and communities in a variety of health care settings.
  • Critiques own professional accountability through responsible, self-directed behavior consistent with ethical and legal standards of nursing.
  • Incorporates the process of critical thinking in the application of the nursing process to facilitate the person's movement towards a state of system stability.
  • Interprets principles of therapeutic communication in a caring environment to assist individuals, families and communities to achieve system stability.
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team incorporating the understanding of current political, social and economic trends, cost effectiveness and quality issues that impact health care systems.