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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Develops students’ knowledge about the complexity of leadership in nursing. Students will be provided with opportunities to consolidate their learning of management and leadership concepts by exploring how leadership and management theories apply to the nurse's role. Learning emphasises the development of personal leadership strategies in preparation for graduate practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills in decision making, communication, delegation and quality management. 

Unit content

  1. Approaches and models of effective leadership
  2. Quality management
  3. Leadership communication skills
  4. Decision making, coordination and collaboration
  5. Ethical leadership
  6. Organisational culture, managing change and strategies to promote positive cultures

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1differentiate the major models of leadership
2apply professional skills and teamwork to nursing leadership and care management
3discuss ethical leadership concepts, skills and decision making, healthcare team coordination and accountability for quality care delivery in a variety of settings
4critique the concepts of delegation, change management and conflict resolution management strategies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate the major models of leadership
  2. apply professional skills and teamwork to nursing leadership and care management
  3. discuss ethical leadership concepts, skills and decision making, healthcare team coordination and accountability for quality care delivery in a variety of settings
  4. critique the concepts of delegation, change management and conflict resolution management strategies

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Presentation30%
Reflective writing50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Presentation30%
Reflective writing50%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Presentation30%
Reflective writing50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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