Metropolitan State University

NURS 364 : Nursing Leadership I

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 280 Chronic and Palliative Care AND
NURS 282 Pharmacology and the Role of the Nurse AND
NURS 285 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/10/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply leadership and management skills with nursing colleagues and interdisciplinary teams.
  2. Analyze healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory processes and their impact on the nursing profession.
  3. Collect outcomes data to provide evidence for quality improvement in a variety of settings.
  4. Apply concepts of quality and safety within a health care context.
  5. Demonstrate ethical leadership in clinical decision making processes in collaboration with other health disciplines.
  6. Utilize evidence supporting best practices in working with unlicensed assistive personnel and direct care workers.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Corequisites: NURS 361 AND NURS 362.