NURSING 7011 - Leadership & Management in Nursing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7011 Course Leadership & Management in Nursing Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Online, 1 hour x 6 sessions. Face to Face weekly compulsory sessions for international students as per ESOS compliance Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Master of Nursing Science Course Description This course will explore contemporary issues related to leadership and management necessary for a registered nurse. All nurses have leadership and to some extent management responsibilities.
Topics will include characteristics of effective leadership and decision making, the health care workforce, changing dynamic of policy and practices in Australian health care, quality and safety in health care.
Course Coordinator: Dr Morgan SmithCourse Coordinator: Dr Morgan Smith
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Discuss key structural factors that shape leadership decision making in the healthcare system. 2 Reflect on your leadership strengths and weaknesses in relation to the RN role to improve your own practice. 3 Analyse how nursing leadership can influence healthcare policy to impact healthcare outcomes. 4 Integrate knowledge of the Australian healthcare system to influence quality care. 5 Theorise how nursing leaders can influence a positive workplace culture.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
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Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
The prescribed texts are integral to the course:
Day GE & Leggat SG. 2015, Leading and Managing Health Services an Australian perspective. Cambridge Univeraity Press Port Melbourne.
Willis E, Reynolds L & Rudge T. 2020, Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 4th edn, Elsevier, Australia.
Via the course site students will have access to essential course documents, learning support, announcements, online discussions, video content and external website links.
Students are also required to submit all assignments via the course site.
Foundational learning materials are available to students at the beginning of semester. Additional topic related material is released weekly.
Students are encouraged to communicate with their lecturer and each other frequently via Zoom sessions, online discussions and email.
The University of Adelaide Library has a range of online guides to help nursing students use the library and its many resources.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEach week students will have theoretical and practical work to complete. Readings will be accompanied by explanatory text, examples, questions and activities designed to help them through difficult concepts or draw their attention to the most important points.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryThis course is designed to assist experienced clinicians to develop theoretical and practical leadership and management skills.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Assignment Formative 0% 2 Assignment Summative 60% 1, 2, 5 Essay Summative 40% 3, 4
Assessment DetailAssessment 1
The purpose of assessment 1 is to commence work on an assignment that will assist students to gain an understanding of leadership in nursing in relation to themselves and the nursing workplace.
Students are to reflect on one leadership skill from a personal perspective and identify what they could do to enhance their personal leadership capacity in this area. This assignment requires personal reflection.
Reference to peer reviewed literature is required to demonstrate understanding of leadership theories and practice, and will form the basis of the personal reflection.
The purpose of assessment 2 is to enable students to link leadership theory to practice, enhancing their work as a registered nurse. Assignment 2 extends on assignment 1. Work from assignment 1 may be refined as necessary and included in assignment 2.The assignment requires students to continue to reflect on their personal leadership strengths and weaknesses.
This assignment is a scholarly item of assessment so it is necessary to support the discussion with reference to the literature on leadership.
The purpose of assessment 3 is to develop understanding of policy and the nurses’ role in policy development and implementation in Australian health care settings where nurses work.
The essay should include an introduction, discussion of key points and conclusion. Reference to peer reviewed literature is required to demonstrate understanding of the essay topic.
Further information on assessment will be available in MyUni and in the course guide.
SubmissionAssessments are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on, or before, the due date identified in this Study guide. An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc or .docx file. It is also important to submit your file under your name, such as surname.firstname. MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.Plagiarism
Students are reminded that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty constitute a serious offence and can result in disciplinary procedures. Students are advised to read the policy Academic Honesty and Assessment Obligations for Coursework Students Policy & Coursework Students: Academic Dishonesty Procedures policy, available at www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/230/. The following definitions should be noted.
Referencing: providing a full bibliographic reference to the source of the citation (in a style as determined by the School).
Quotation: placing an excerpt from an original source into a paper using either quotation marks or indentation, with the source cited, using an approved referencing system in order to give credit to the original author.
Paraphrasing: repeating a section of text using different words which retain the original meaning.
Please note: changing just a few words does not constitute paraphrasing.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.The course has continued to be revised for relevance to students from diverse backgrounds. Designing course materials that better meet the needs of diverse cohorts of students continues.
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