MSN Leadership Courses - NRSG 650-659

NRSG 651 Health Care Systems and Policy
Evaluation of health care systems and their effect on the health of populations. Emphasis will be on systems theory/thinking, case management, health policy and strategies to influence systems.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 604 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (2 didactic/1 clinical)  


NRSG 652 Organizational Improvements
This course is designed to analyze change within organizational units and to apply knowledge of evidence based leadership and management practice to improve outcomes at the microsystem level. The course provides a foundation in facilitating change through the measurement, evaluation and improvement of care delivery.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 603, NRSG 604 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 credits (2 didactic/2 clinical)  


NRSG 653 Analyzing Issues in Nursing Administration
This course is designed to provide practicum experience using a learning community consisting of students, faculty and experienced nursing managers in health care leadership roles. Emphasis is on analyzing legal, regulatory, risk management, ethical and current issues, and integrating leadership, management, and administrative skills into the professional nursing administration practice role.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 603, NRSG 604, and NRSG 652.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 lab credits


NRSG 654 Introduction to Health Informatics
An introduction to the analysis and evaluation of information needs and information systems in communities and health care organizations. Informatics knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for clinical, administrative, and technical decision making will be emphasized. Clinical, financial, policy, legal, technical and ethical issues concerning healthcare informatics will be discussed.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 604 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 655 Health Care Economics and Financial Management
Examination of health care economic trends, reimbursement issues, funding sources, and related ethical issues. Introduces financial analysis, cost analysis, budgeting, and business planning.

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 602 and NRSG 604, or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 656 Developing Systems and Infrastructures in Health Care Organizations
Application of leadership and administrative knowledge as they relate to supporting and maintaining the mission of health care organizations, especially at the microsystem and mesosystem levels. Emphasis is on developing leadership skills, analyzing systems to promote transition, and managing units, departments, or programs strategically.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 602, NRSG 603, NRSG 604, NRSG 651, NRSG 652, NRSG 654, NRSG 655, or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (2 didactic/3 clinical)


NRSG 657 Practicum in Managing and Evaluating in Health Care
Seminar and clinical management and evaluation experiences in a health care organization. Emphasis is on developing leadership, management and evaluation skills, enhancing personal effectiveness, and integrating knowledge into the practice role of a nursing administration specialist.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 651, NRSG 652, NRSG 654, NRSG 655 and NRSG 656 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (2 didactic/3 clinical)


NRSG 659 Special Topics in Nursing Administration
Independent study course exploring selected topics or clinical problems related to Nursing Administration advanced practice. Seminar or clinical practicum format. Topics will vary

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1-6 credits


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