NRSG375 - Clinical Leadership

10 cp
Prerequisites For students enrolled in the BN: Completion of a minimum of 180 credit points;
For students enrolled in the the BN/BBA: Completion of a minimum of 200 credit points;
For students enrolled in the BN/BP: Completion of a minimum of 240 credit points;
For students enrolled in the BN(EN): Completion of a minimum of 60 credit points
Teaching Organisation

Leadership skills are essential in any occupation. In nursing, they are vital to drive change leading to more efficient and safe care which has a positive effect on patient outcomes. This unit is required by students to enable them to graduate as a safe and effective nurse who understands the full context of their professional role.

In this unit, student will examine the attributes of leadership and explore theoretical models of leadership. Students will have an opportunity to apply leadership skills within a team context to negotiate, or resolve conflict, manage resources, advocate for change or develop a proposal for practice innovation. This unit will assist students in making the transition to professional nursing and help them to understand the context of their future practice.

The aim of this unit is to support and challenge final year students to comprehend the clinical leadership expectations and opportunities in their professional role, with reference to leadership in their discipline, the multidisciplinary team and the wider health care environment.