Nursing Administration

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Biostatistics for Evidence Based Practice
The focus of this course is the understanding of biostatistics for application to nursing and evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of, and appraisal of, data analyses for the selection and use of best evidence for making practical conclusions about empirical data.

Nursing Administration Seminar
Integrates theory and practice in professional nursing management roles with focus on transition into nursing management roles and utilization of administrative theory in practice.

Theoretical Basis for Clinical Reasoning
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings of evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on applying a range of theories from nursing and related fields for the provision of high quality health care.

Health Care Policy
This course guides students in exploring political, economical, ethical, and social forces that currently impact decision making in health care. Patterns of influence that drive current policy development are examined and proposal of advocacy behaviors is encouraged.

Organizing and Managing Health Care Organizations
Integrates theory and practice related to organization and management of nursing and health services. Focus is on transition into management roles and utilization of administrative theory. Case management, managed care, and quality improvement are addressed.

Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
This course focuses on the integration of core leadership concepts and principles into leadership roles at various levels throughout the health care organization. Students examine the theoretical basis for development and application of effective leader behaviors in health care organizations. Emphasis is placed on the experience of becoming and being a leader.

Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
Provides a systems approach to human resources management in health service administration. Examines the external environment, organizational characteristics, subsystem components, and individual and collective outcomes.

Nursing Administration Practicum I
This practicum provides the student opportunities in analysis of the operational aspects of organizations and systems in relation to the needs of patient/client/employee populations. Nursing leadership, management, and organizational theories are applied in evaluating structure and processes leaders/administrators use to achieve expected organizational and system outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the development and application of skills used in assessing the needs of population groups in a variety of environmental and organizational contexts.

Research and Best Evidence for Clincial Reasoning
This course is designed to assist the graduate student to develop knowledge and skills needed for the application of research findings to evidence- based practice and advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, directed at risk reduction and health promotion.

Nursing Administration Practicum II
Opportunities to analyze the professional roles of nurse administrators in management. Emphasizes analysis and use of resources to meet departmental and/or organizational goals within a variety of environmental contexts.

Finance and Economics of Health Care
This course explores health care finance and economics from the perspective of health care providers and non-financial managers of health services. Financial management principles, the health care reimbursement system, reimbursement processes, and factors influencing the financial environment are discussed with emphasis on strategies to promote and sustain the financial viability of the health care.

Nursing Administration Practicum III
Analyzes major policies, organizational situations, and strategic planning aspects of the nursing manager roles.

Strategic Leadership and Management in Nursing Administration
Provides an introduction to the key concepts and theoretical models of strategic management as applied to the health care industry. Emphasizes the role of the nurse executive in formation of strategy and of the nurse manager in the implementation process.

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