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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Mary KellyOffice NumberH122H
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module will examine contemporary management and leadership issues which impact on health care contexts. Students will explore and debate approaches to management and leadership within healthcare organisations and examine how they influence their role as nurses within this context. Preparation for professional practice following registration as qualified nurses will aslo be provided in conjunction with Careers department in DCU. Guidance on careers planning including CV preparation, interview skills and identification of short to medium term career goals will be facilitated. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning activities during the course of the module including lectures & seminars and will be expected to participate actively in the learning process available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish between management theories and their influence on professional nursing practice.
2. Recognise organisational factors that influence decision-making within healthcare.
3. Examine approaches to leadership and the nature of interprofessional working.
4. Analyse contemporary issues within nursing and their implications for practice
5. Identify personal and professional developmental needs for future practice arising from engagement with relevant literature.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Face to face lecture
Lecture2Supplementary exchange of informaiton relating to module (face to face)
Independent Study99student self direction
Total Workload: 125

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • An Bord Altranais: 2000, The Code of Professional Conduct for each Nurse and Midwife., An Bord Altranais, Dublin,
  • An Bord Altranais: 2003, Review of the Scope of Practice for Nursing and Midwifery., An Bord Altranais, Dublin,
  • Sullivan E and Decker P: 2009, Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing., 7th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall,
  • Marquis B. and Huston C.J.: 2005, Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing., 4th edition., Lippincott., Philadelphia.,
  • *Siviter B: 2008, The Newly Qualified Nurse’s Handbook, Bailliere Tindall Elsevier,
  • Masters, K: 2005, Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Jones and Bartlett, London,
  • An Bord Altranais: 2007, Guidance to Nurses and Midwives of Medication Management., An Bord Altranais., Dublin.,
  • An Bord Altranais 2007: 2007, Practice Standards for Nurses and Midwives with Prescriptive Authority, An Bord Altranais., Dublin,
  • Daft, L. R.., Marcic, D.: 2005, Understanding Management, 5th Edition, Thompson Learning., London.,
  • Cole GA: 2003, Management Theory and Practice, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning, 10: 1844800881
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