The mission of the graduate program in nursing is to equip nurse leaders and educators for a life of leadership and service by providing a challenging program of study, guided professional development, and integrated faith based learning within a dynamic and supportive environment.
This program is for licensed nurses who already completed a bachelor’s degree who seek to complete a master’s degree.
This 20-unit certificate is for licensed nurses who already completed a master’s degree who seek additional education for the professional role of an Adult-Gerontology CNS.
Annette Callis, PhD
Julie De la O
Amanda Firestone, MSN
Itzel Murillo, BA
Terri Quinones, MS
Mary Wickman, PhD
Julia Wilson, DNP
This course explores the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and management in nursing. Content includes leadership styles and attributes, interpersonal communications in effectively leading and collaborating with diverse populations, as well as, an explanation of the concept of “emotional intelligence.” Building a dynamic team to improve optimal quality care will also be articulated. Responsibilities of managers, such as, organizational management, appropriate delegation of responsibilities, the art of supervision, coaching for success and collaboration will be analyzed. The role of ethics and the law will be discussed as they apply to equity and fair treatment of all in the workplace.
Prerequisite: SOC 100C or PSYC 103C. An examination of interpersonal behavior as it is influenced by social processes, culture, face-to-face interactions, and personality characteristics; including interpersonal and group behavior in relationship to social values, norms, attitudes, roles, and social needs.
Utilizing methods to assess fiscal and resource requirements, planning budgets, and managing systems will be reviewed and analyzed. Methods and instruments available to efficiently allocate resources will be discussed as well as the design of plans that decrease duplication of ineffective strategies and services. Business principles will be identified as potential guidelines in managing nursing units and agencies.