Syllabus for NUR-632

Nursing Administration: Standards and Structures

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide a foundation upon which students understand healthcare organizations, what accreditation organizations exist, and how some organizations are designated for quality attainment.  An overview of the standards and competencies forming the basis for managerial and executive roles is examined. Students will have the opportunity to examine information in the context of their current organization and their current competencies.  This course is the foundation for all subsequent nursing administration courses in the curriculum.

 

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

 

  1. Analyze national quality criteria for nurse administrators, nursing administration, and healthcare organizations (CO1);
  2. Utilize self assessment tools to compare current competence with designated organizational competencies (CO2);
  3. Examine how organizational structure impacts relationships among nurses, other members of the healthcare team, and the external environment (CO3); and
  4. Evaluate the organizational structure of healthcare agencies to determine support for a healthy workplace (CO4).

 


COURSE MATERIALS

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

 

Required Materials  

ISBN-13: 9781558102675

ISBN-13: 9781433805615

ISBN-13: 978-0323034272

ISBN-13: 9780323028776

Additional Resources

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Nursing Administration: Standards and Structures (NUR-632) is a three-credit online course, consisting of six (6) modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO2

 


Course objectives covered in this module include CO3

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, CO4

Course objectives covered in this module include CO3, CO4

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums and complete written assignments. See below for more details.

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in eleven graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in module 1 and an ungraded but required reflection forum in week 12.

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

Written Assignments

You are required to complete four (4) written assignments.  

The first written assignment, WA #1, is an assessment paper called Competence Assessment, and is worth 20% of your final grade.

The second written assignment, WA #2, is a one page, ungraded, paper called The Standards and Structures Course Paper - Topic Approval, whose purpose is to get approval of your topic for WA #4 The Standards and Structures Course Paper.

The third written assignment, WA #3, is an assessment paper called Workplace Assessment, and is worth 20% of your final grade.

The fourth written assignment, WA #4, is a  paper called The Standards and Structures Course Paper, and is worth 30% of your final grade.

 

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website are the written assignment rubrics used to aid in the grading of all written assignments.

See course Calendar for due dates.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows:

 

All assignments 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:

 

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

 

Course Grade Requirements by Program of Study

For courses taken in  Accelerated 2nd Degree Program  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program must earn a grade of B- (80) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in BSN programs (RN-BSN)

Students enrolled in the BSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in MSN programs

Students enrolled in the MSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate nursing certificate programs must earn a grade of B (83) or better for the course to be applied to program requirements. 

NOTE

 All website addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

LATENESS POLICY

Written assignments should be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits an assignment after the due date without having made arrangements with the mentor, a minimum of five points, (based on an assignment grading scale of 100 points), or 5% of the total points, will be deducted for each week, or part thereof, that the assignment is late. Discussion Board assignments must be done in the week they are due, or points will be forfeited.

 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

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

 

Study Tips:

 

Consider the following study tip for success.

 

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

 

 

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