Syllabus for NUR-600



Nursing Leadership in the Global Community explores the role of advanced nursing leadership through the lens of global health. The course addresses key concepts of global health, examines selected advanced concepts including partnership and sustainability, and integrates ethics and social justice as core values for advanced nursing leadership.



After completing this course, you should be able to:


Apply key concepts of global health to the role of the advanced nurse leader for relevance to both local and global context;


Integrate strategies for developing social and ethical responsibility as a nurse leader in the global community;


Integrate the advanced nurse leader role into a multidisciplinary approach for global health partnerships;


Examine the essential elements of project management for partnership and sustainability; and


Analyze emerging trends and issues in global health.


You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbooks are available from the College’s textbook supplier, MBS Direct.

Required Textbooks


Nursing Leadership in the Global Community is a three-credit online course consisting of six modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Listed below are module titles and their associated topics, along with reference to the course objectives covered in each module.


For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums; complete an online global health ethics certificate, case studies, and written assignments; and prepare a group PowerPoint presentation, submitted in two parts.

Consult the Course Calendar for due dates.

Please note: (1) Rewriting or re-submitting assignments is not permitted; (2) no assignments may be submitted after the last day of the course without an approved extension; and (3) extension requests must be approved by the mentor and submitted by the student to the Registrar's Office prior to the last day of the course.

Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in five graded online discussion forums, each worth approximately 3.33% of your grade for a total of 20%. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. Module 1 also includes an ungraded but required Introductions Forum, and at the conclusion of the course you are required to participate in an ungraded but required Course Reflection Forum. Due dates for initial postings and responses vary, so please consult the Course Calendar for specific due dates

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course Web site is the online discussion forum rubric used to aid in the grading of all online discussion assignments.

Case Studies

Case studies promote application of learning to real-life situations. You are required to complete three case studies from different chapters of your textbook. Completion of each case study is worth 10% of your grade for a total of 30%.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course Web site is the case study rubric used to aid in the grading of all case studies in the course.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete two written assignments:    

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course Web site is the written assignment rubric used to aid in the grading of both written assignments in the course.

Turnitin Requirement for Written Assignment 1

You are required to submit Written Assignment 1: Country Specific Achievement of Millennium Development Goals to, an academic plagiarism prevention site. It will be necessary to complete your work with the site prior to submitting the assignment within your course space. You will receive immediate written feedback from Turnitin regarding writing style as well as a plagiarism gauge with tips for proper citations. You then have the opportunity to edit your assignment with this feedback in mind and resubmit it to Turnitin for additional checking. Once you are satisfied with the project, you are required to submit the Turnitin feedback (also known as the originality report)  for the final version along with the project itself within the course space.

Read carefully the documents at the following links, as they will give you instructions for this requirement:

Turnitin Student Manual

Turnitin FAQ

The course ID and password that you will need in order to create an account may be found at the following link. Look within Step 1, locating your course ID and password by term.

Course ID and Password by Term

This information can also be found within Using Turnitin for Assignments. You can locate this document in the topic list area of your course space.

Students please note: You have the option of submitting any of your assignments to Submit any additional assignments through the slots with the optional label. However, submitting other assignments is NOT a requirement and you should not submit originality reports for these assignments to your mentor.

Group PowerPoint Presentations

The two-part PowerPoint Presentation is your opportunity to work in groups of two or three to develop sustainable solutions for a global health challenge within a framework of relationship building and partnership.

Part 1 of your PowerPoint presentation (see Module 4) provides the background for the global health challenge to be addressed and a description of the initial phases for relationship building in the project. This presentation is worth 10% of your overall PowerPoint presentation grade.

Part 2 of your PowerPoint presentation (see Module 5) details the process of sustainability and the potential for ongoing support. This presentation is worth 10% of your overall PowerPoint presentation grade. Before working on your PowerPoint presentation, you will also be required to submit a team plan under PowerPoint Presentation Plan. This plan will not be graded, but is required.

At the conclusion of each PowerPoint presentation, you will need to complete a Student Peer Evaluation Sheet. (See Module 4 and Module 5.)


Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

All activities will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:
























Below 73

To receive credit for the course, you must earn a letter grade of C or higher on the weighted average of all assigned course work (e.g., assignments, discussion postings, projects, etc.). Graduate students must maintain a B average overall to remain in good academic standing.


First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps:

Study Tips

Consider the following study tips for success:


Students at Thomas Edison State College are expected to exhibit the highest level of academic citizenship. In particular, students are expected to read and follow all policies, procedures, and program information guidelines contained in publications; pursue their learning goals with honesty and integrity; demonstrate that they are progressing satisfactorily and in a timely fashion by meeting course deadlines and following outlined procedures; observe a code of mutual respect in dealing with mentors, staff, and other students; behave in a manner consistent with the standards and codes of the profession in which they are practicing; keep official records updated regarding changes in name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address; and meet financial obligations in a timely manner. Students not practicing good academic citizenship may be subject to disciplinary action including suspension, dismissal, or financial holds on records.


Academic Dishonesty

Thomas Edison State College expects all of its students to approach their education with academic integrity—the pursuit of scholarly activity free from fraud and deception. All mentors and administrative staff members at the College insist on strict standards of academic honesty in all courses. Academic dishonesty undermines this objective. Academic dishonesty can take the following forms:

Please refer to the Academic Code of Conduct Policy in the College Catalog and online at




Using someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism. Thomas Edison State College takes a strong stance against plagiarism, and students found to be plagiarizing will be severely penalized. If you copy phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or whole documents word-for-word—or if you paraphrase by changing a word here and there—without identifying the author, or without identifying it as a direct quote, then you are plagiarizing. Please keep in mind that this type of identification applies to Internet sources as well as to print-based sources. Copying and pasting from the Internet, without using quotation marks and without acknowledging sources, constitutes plagiarism. (For information about how to cite Internet sources, see Online Student Handbook > Academic Standards > “Citing Sources.”)

Accidentally copying the words and ideas of another writer does not excuse the charge of plagiarism. It is easy to jot down notes and ideas from many sources and then write your own paper without knowing which words are your own and which are someone else’s. It is more difficult to keep track of each and every source. However, the conscientious writer who wishes to avoid plagiarizing never fails to keep careful track of sources.

Always be aware that if you write without acknowledging the sources of your ideas, you run the risk of being charged with plagiarism.

Clearly, plagiarism, no matter the degree of intent to deceive, defeats the purpose of education. If you plagiarize deliberately, you are not educating yourself, and you are wasting your time on courses meant to improve your skills. If you plagiarize through carelessness, you are deceiving yourself.

For examples of unintentional plagiarism, advice on when to quote and when to paraphrase, and information about writing assistance and originality report checking, click the links provided below.

Examples of Unintentional Plagiarism 

When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Writing Assistance at Smarthinking

Originality Report Checking at Turnitin


Disciplinary Process

First-time incidents of academic dishonesty concerning plagiarism may reflect ignorance of appropriate citation requirements. Mentors will make a good faith effort to address all first-time offenses that occur in courses. In these cases, the mentor may impose sanctions that serve as a learning exercise for the offender. These may include the completion of tutorials, assignment rewrites, or any other reasonable learning tool including a lower grade when appropriate. The mentor will notify the student by e-mail. Decisions about the sanctions applied for subsequent plagiarism offenses or other violations will be made by the appropriate dean’s office, with the advice of the mentor or staff person who reported the violation. The student will be notified via certified mail of the decision. Options for sanctions include:

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