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Archived Version 2005 - 2006

Module Title Management & Leadership in Prof Practice
Module Code NS441
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Module Co-ordinatorMs Therese LeuferOffice NumberH227
Level 4 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Module Aims: 7To explore and analyse key concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary professional nursing and the relevance/relationship to nursing practice. 7To provide students with the opportunity to explore and critically appraise management issues in an organisational and health care context.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes: On completion of this module, and following a period of personal study, students will be able to: 7Identify and critically analyse management theory and its influence on professional nursing practice. 7Analyse organisational factors that influence decision-making within healthcare. 7Review the nature of nursing and professional frameworks. 7Critically analyse the concepts of accountability and autonomy in nursing practice in relation to contemporary developments. 7Analyse differing approaches to the leadership of teams and the nature of teamwork. 7Critically analyse and evaluate approaches to the organisation of nursing care. 7Prepare for the managerial role of staff nurse.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 1
Seminars 2
Independent Learning Time 48

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Indicative Syllabus: ·Management theory ·Organisational structure and culture ·Group dynamics / power and empowerment in nursing ·Collaborative teamwork and managing people ·Concepts of responsibility, accountability and autonomy ·Code of Conduct / Scope of Practice ·Contemporary issues in professional nursing practice ·Resource management / Quality management ·Organisation of nursing care- task allocation, primary nursing, case management ·Management roles of the staff nurse. ·Branch-specific seminars.
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: An Bord Altranais (2003) The Code of professional Conduct for each Nurse and Midwife. Dublin:An Bord Altranais.An Bord Altranais (2000) Review of Scope of Practice for Nursing and Midwifery. Dublin: An Bord Altranais. Daft, L. Richard., Marcic, Dorothy. (2003) Understanding Management. 4th edition. London. Thompson Learning. Marquis B. and Huston C.J. (2003) Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing. 4th edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott. O`Sullivan, T and Butler, M (2002) Current Issues in Irish Health Management.Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. Walsh M. (2000) Nursing Frontiers: accountability and the boundaries of care. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. Walsh M. (1998) Models and Critical Pathways in Clinical Nursing: conceptual frameworks for care planning. London: Balliere-Tindall. Supplementary: Daft L Richard (2001) Organization Theory and Design (7th edition ) South Western Australia Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals (2000) Nursing Retention and Recruitment Group Report. Dublin. Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals Flynn M. (1998) Management in the Health Services: the role of the nurse. Report prepared for the Commission on Nursing. Dublin. Stationary Office. Hyde, J. (2004) Managing and Supporting People in Health Care. Balliere Tindall: London. Leahy AL and Wiley MM (1998) The Irish health system in the 21st century Dublin, Oak Tree. Office for Health Management (2000) Report on Nursing Management Competencies. Dublin. Office for Health Management. Wedderburn Tate C. (1999) Leadership in Nursing. Churchill Livingstone. London.
Programme or List of Programmes
BNGNBSc in Nursing (General)
BNIDBSc in Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
BNPYBSc in Nursing (Psychiatric)