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.
The purpose of the master of science in nursing degree is to offer a dual track program for the working, baccalaureate prepared nurse. Emphasis will focus on the development of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing/patient/staff education and leadership.
The purpose of the Post-Master’s Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate is to prepare the graduate for the professional role of an Adult-Gerontology CNS. The Program consists of 20 units that can be completed in five semesters.
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.