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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Education & Leadership
Module Code NS5070P
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Siobhan Rothwell
Semester 2: Siobhan Rothwell
Autumn: Siobhan Rothwell
Module TeachersSiobhan Rothwell
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Students must successfully undertake work as prescribed by the module coordinator

This module will focus on key strategies necessary to assist nurses in their future roles as nurse leaders and educators within healthcare settings. Key aspects of focus will include contemporary theories of management and leadership which inform and underpin practice development initiatives for advanced nursing practice. Facilitating learning and knowledge transfer in healthcare settings through coaching, mentoring and supervision will be underpinned by theories of learning. The module will incorporate a variety of teaching, learning and assessment strategies designed to harness student capability for advanced nursing practice through leadership, education and management of change within healthcare organisations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Integrate knowledge of leadership and management theories, models and frameworks to guide and inform clinical practice.
2. Critically examine knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to effectively facilitate learning in practice.
3. Demonstrate leadership in the translation of new knowledge into practice through critical engagement and evaluation of educational relationships between teacher and learner.
4. Critically examine inter- and intra-professional partnerships within complex healthcare systems and the contribution of leadership to capacity-building.
5. Evaluate how organisational structure and care processes impact the quality of healthcare.
6. Critically examine how national and local quality improvement systems and practices impact on health care

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Face to face contact with module coordinator through lecture delivery mode.
Group work12Synchronous and asynchronous learning and engagement with pre-determined module tasks including on-line activities. Includes peer and self-review; contribution to discussion forums and completion of individual online tasks.
Tutorial12Individual and structured small group supervision to guide and support active learning and engagement with module requirements.
Independent Study202Reflection on concepts and frameworks underpinning module focus; prospect for critical and creative thinking; assimilation of new knowledge; identification of informal learning opportunities.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative content
Leadership :- Leadership and Management – contemporary theories, systems, models and approaches. Consideration of leadership as a component of capacity building from a team, service provision, organisation and wider health context perspective. Quality:- Quality improvement systems and practices; safety culture; impact of international, national and local policy and practices. Organisations Complex organisational healthcare systems, structure & culture; inter-professional collaborative partnership; conflict management, empowerment. Education:- Educational philosophy and theories of learning; Andragogy and learning strategies – Group learning and group dynamics, Work-based learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning; Educational relationships to support emerging advanced practice – coaching, mentorship continuum from facilitation to critical friendship and beyond, clinical supervision; Assessment of clinical learning and competence; Learning contracts, Reflection, lifelong learning; Professional and health policy influences on clinical learning environment.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentWritten assignment critically analysing an aspect of Leadership and Management within healthcare organisations.50%n/a
PresentationPractical teaching skill demonstration: Completion of learning plan, micro-teaching session and peer evaluation. (Summative - to include 1000 word report/evaluation).50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Gaberson K B, Oermann MH and Shellenbarger T: 2015, Clinical teaching strategies in nursing, 4th Edition, Springer., New York, 9780826
  • Marquis BL and Huston CJ: 2017, Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application, 9th Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, New York, 978149634979
  • Gopee N: 2011, Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare, 2nd Edition, Sage Publications Ltd, London, 9780857024190
  • Hughes SJ and Quinn FM: 2013, 2013 Quinn’s Principles and Practice of Nurse Education, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning, Hampshire (UK), 978140807282
  • Institute of Health: 2011, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, National Academies Press, Washington, DC., 97803091
  • Malloch K and Porter-O'Grady T: 2015, The Career Handoff: A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Knowledge & Wisdom Transfer Across Generation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, USA, 978194044650
  • McEwen M & Wills EM: 2014, Theoretical Basis for Nursing., 4th Edition, Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 97814511903
  • Rubenfeld MG and Scheffer BK: 2014, Critical thinking tactics for nurses: achieving the IOM Competencies, 3rd Edition, Jones Bartlett Publishers, Boston, 978128404138
  • Stanley D (Eds): 2016, Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action (Advanced Healthcare Practice), Wiley Blackwell, W. Sussex (U.K.), 978111925376
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MNAPMSc in Nursing: Advanced Practice

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