NURS 7028 Leadership in Clinical Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400235

Coordinator Katherine O'Reilly Opens in new window

Description We are all confronted with the challenge of leadership, regardless of nursing or other healthcare speciality, role, or status. Encompassed within leadership is knowledge of self, relevant theories, skills, and political awareness which are developed through higher education. By developing leadership skills and knowledge we can influence better outcomes for our patients/clients and create more positive working environments. In the unit, Leadership in Clinical Practice, nursing and other healthcare leadership arising from expert clinical practice is explored as a general notion rather than as one arising from any particular clinical speciality. Content includes theories, concepts and styles of leadership, the development of leadership potential, motivation, coaching, and mentorship, concepts of power, authority and empowerment and discussion of contemporary leadership issues. Assignments provide students with the opportunity to apply new knowledge about leadership to their practice, whether they be in management, education, or clinical roles.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Critically discuss theories of leadership and leadership styles
  2. Critically reflect and apply principles of leadership theory to the development of effective leadership behaviours in clinical nursing and other health discipline practice.
  3. Analyse and discuss leadership behaviours which influence organisational culture and change
  4. Critically discuss the concepts of power, authority, empowerment and ethics from a clinical leadership perspective
  5. Critically analyse the importance of contemporary nursing and other health discipline leadership issues from a local, national, and international perspective and discuss the implications for the future of the profession.
  6. This Unit makes a contribution to the following specific course-level graduate attributes ? 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10

Subject Content

Module 1 - Concepts of Leadership in Clinical Practice
- concepts, theories and styles of leadership
- Defining leadership and management
- A critique of leadership theories
Module 2 - Developing Leadership Potential
- emotional Intelligence
- enhancing communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills
- concepts of power, authority and empowerment
- exploring Issues of Ethical leadership
Module 3 - Effective Leadership Behaviours in Clinical Practice
- Understanding organisational culture
- leading and managing change
- developing and leading teams
- Motivating, coaching and mentoring in leaders-follower relationships
Module 4 - Contemporary Leadership Issues
- politics and Nursing - influencing policy development
- evidence-based practice
- clinical Governance/shared Governance and patient-centred approached to practice
- leading quality, safety and service improvement

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection Max 15 minutes 50 N Individual
Essay 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Offshore On Campus

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection 1,500 words 50 N Individual
Essay 2,000 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Hong Kong Baptist University

Offshore

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Hong Kong Baptist University

Offshore

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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