NURS 647

Leadership in Health Care Systems

3 Graduate credits
Effective December 15, 2012 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the theoretical foundation needed to provide leadership in the management of health care systems and personnel in various settings including in-patient facilities, clinics, long-term care facilities and community health settings. Contemporary and emerging approaches to leadership and management are critiqued. Selected leadership approaches are applied to organizational development and design, planning and marketing, changing roles of workers in organizations, and population health improvement.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted MSN student or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Critique contemporary and emerging leadership styles for applicability at a system level.
  • Demonstrate twenty first century strategies to enhance leadership effectiveness.
  • Facilitate the assessment, planning, and innovation of services to address an identified (simulated or case) health care organizational situation that affects nursing services and the health care system as a whole.
  • Identify innovative human resource development and leadership strategies.
  • Incorporate innovative concepts and methods into strategic decision-making.