NURS 143

Spring 2016 Syllabus

School Of Nursing, College Of Health And Human Services
California State University, Sacramento

N143 Leadership and Management Theory Syllabus
Spring 2016 Syllabus
Part 1: Course Information
Faculty of Record
Christy Solorio PhD(c), MS, RN, CPN (Faculty of Record)
Office: Folsom Hall 2017
Contact Info:
530-400-2056 (cell, preferred)
916-278-6816 (office)
Office hours, please go to

Theory Faculty
Nassrine Noureddine RN, BSN, MSN, Ed.D.
Office: Folsom Hall 2019
Contact Info:
916-501-4958 (cell)
916-278-1507 (office)
Office hours: By appointment. Please email a
request for a face-to-face, on-line, or phone

Course Description
Integration of leadership and management principles to promote health across the lifespan
and care settings. Application of leadership and management principles in the examination of
organizational structures, processes, and approaches to quality and safety concepts in health
care systems and practice environments. Emphasis will be placed on career development
and transition to professional practice. Note: May be repeated for credit. Lecture three hours.
Prerequisite: NURS 136, NURS 137, NURS 138, and NURS 139, or instructor permission.
Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

Required Texts
Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2012). Crucial conversations: Tools for
talking when stakes are high (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2014). Leading and Managing in Nursing-Revised Reprint. Elsevier
Health Sciences. ISBN: 9780323185776
All other readings will be posted in SacCT prior to the assigned week.

California State University, Sacramento

Emphasis is placed on leadership as a mindset that facilitates both the adaptive and growth capacity of individual patients and social systems. Focus of course content is on leadership and management as it relates to the individual nurse and the nursing profession. The clinical experience provides each student an opportunity to apply specific leadership and management theories and principles brought forth in the classroom enhancing their understanding and specific application. Please refer any questions regarding N145 to the N145 faculty of record. Sacramento 2 . in providing direct patient care. The practicum.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Course Requirements • • • • • • Internet connection with access to SacCT and saclink e-mail Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Reader HESI Individual transportation School of Nursing uniform and required equipment Up to date health clearances. expressly based on leadership/management theories. including HealthStream Course Structure This course is designed to bridge the gap between the role of the nursing student and the graduate/professional nurse. California State University. Further aspects of clinical course work are discussed in N145. N145 is taken concurrently with the theory course. The course is designed to influence and enhance professional behavior to improve patient outcome. Students are provided the opportunity to use clinical skills gained during previous rotations and integrate leadership behaviors.

3. Analyze leadership and management concepts that impact change and movement within organizations. Course Assignments and Grading • Quality Improvement Project • Leadership Paper • Team Teaching Presentation • Book Club Discussion Posts • In-Class Assessments and Activities • Mentorship Activities • Peer Evaluations • “My Future” Assignment • HESI Exam HESI Exam Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) is a series of exams. Apply mentorship concepts in the clinical or educational setting. Explore the role of case management in nursing practice. Develop a professional portfolio. Sacramento 3 . The School of Nursing integrates HESI throughout the program as a comprehensive assessment and California State University.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Part 2: Course Objectives Course Objectives Students must meet all course objectives in order to pass the course. 4. and remediation tools designed to enhance student NCLEX-RN success. 5. Also see Summative Outcomes and Objectives section Assignments/Examinations Method of Instruction Instruction will be in a team-based learning format and will include a combination of readiness assessment quizzes. group discussions and activities and presentations. case scenarios. Examine and integrate QSEN core competencies in nursing to leadership and management. 2. Online content will also be used for pre-class activities and discussion. 6. Employ principles of organizational change to improve quality and safety outcomes and inform evidence-based practice. short lectures. The student is expected to: 1.

California State University. discuss the remediation plan for the two exams. This online remediation is personalized according to individual exam performance. this will count as a failure. The practice exams will provide students with a snapshot of their current understanding. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these resources whether or not they are in preparation for an exam retake or required as the result of two unsuccessful exam attempts. students are encouraged to use their results from the practice exams for review. If a student misses the in-class HESI exam. This course utilizes the RN Specialty HESI materials. The HESI exam accounts for 5% of the total course grade. On the second attempt. Every HESI proctored exam comes with an online program through Evolve to help students review and improve weaknesses. a student who earns a score of 900 or higher will earn 3% and a score of 850-899 will receive 2%. In the event the student does not achieve the minimum score on the first exam. On the first attempt. Students who are unsuccessful at achieving a score of 850 in two attempts will be required to meet with the Faculty of Record. The first opportunity is the in-class HESI exam. and complete the remediation packet by 1200 on the date that semester grades are due. there will be only one retake. Students are allowed two attempts on the exam to earn a minimum score of 850. The retake date will be determined by the Faculty of Record. Students are required to take the proctored. closed-book HESI exam on the date assigned in the course calendar.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus review program for all nursing students. a student who earns a score of 900 or higher will receive the full 5% and a score of 850899 will receive 4%. Sacramento 4 . Prior to the proctored exam. Practice HESI exams will be available according to the course calendar.

along with course assignments and due dates. is subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to check SacCT for updates to the­‐ templates/cause-­‐effect/determine-­‐root-­‐ cause-­‐5-­‐whys/   DUE:  ONE  QI  Team  member:  email   csolorio@csus. Please refer to the Weekly Folders on the course site for confirmation of lecture content and reading assignments for the week.  #2  due   Wednesday.  March  6th  at  with  the  names  of  the   five  QI  members  IN  THE  SUBJECT  LINE  and  cc   all  other  Team  Members  February  16th  at   MN   Read  Ch  29   Bring  4  hard-­‐copies  of  your  resume   Read:  Ch  1-­‐3  Crucial  Conversations   DUE:    Book  Club  Discussion  Posts  (#1  due   Sunday.isixsigma. Any changes will be clearly noted during the first class session/orientation. Date   Week  One:     th January  27     Solorio   Week  Two:     rd February  3     Noureddine     Week  Three:     th February  10     Solorio   Week  Four:     th February  17     Solorio       Week  Five:     th February  24       Pre-­‐Class  Activity   • • • • • • • • • • • • Week  Six:     nd March  2     Noureddine     • Week  Seven:     th March  9     N145  Faculty   • • Week  Eight:     th March  16     Noureddine     •   Topic   Read  through  syllabus  and  look  over  N143   Sac  CT  site.       Come  with  questions  J   Read:  Ch  3   Read:  Ch  4     • 1300-­‐1450  Course  Orientation.  Politics.  March  9th  at  MN)   DUE:  QI  Project  Proposal  Draft  March  11th  by   • Team  5  Teaching:  Technology  (Ch  11)   MN   • Staffing   Read:  Ch  14   • Crucial  Conversations  Ch  4-­‐6  Class  Discussion     Read:  Ch  15   SPRING  BREAK  J     California State University. Sacramento 5 .NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule Important Note: This syllabus.   Letters  of  Recommendation   PPT  and  Poster  Presentation  Skills   • • • NO  N143  CLASS  MEETING   •   • • • • Team  4  Teaching:  Workplace  Violence  (Ch   25)   Cultural  Competence   Crucial  Conversations  Ch  1-­‐3  Class  Discussion   NO  N143  CLASS  MEETING   Read:  Ch  4-­‐6  Crucial  Conversations   • N145  HESI  Comp  8  AM  to  11  AM   DUE:    Book  Club  Discussion  Posts  (#1  due   Sunday.  Interviews.  form  teams   • Developing  the  Role  of  Leader/  What  is   Leadership?   Read:  Ch  6   Read:  Ch  20   Visit  and  read:   http://www.  #2  due  Wednesday.  and   Influence  (Ch  10)   o Root  Cause  Analysis   o Translating  Research  into  Practice   Team  3  Teaching:  Conflict  (Ch  23)   Managing  Your  Career:  Resumes.  Feb  21st  at  MN.   Feb  24th  at  MN)   Read:  Ch  9   • • 0800-­‐0915  Pharmacology  HESI   0945-­‐1245  N143  Class  Time   o Team  2  Teaching:  Power.

   Set-­‐up  11:45.   April  6th  at  MN)   Read:  Ch  28   DUE:  QI  Final  Paper  April  8th  by  MN   • • Read:  Ch  4   Read:  Ch  24   Read:  Ch  8   Read:  Ch  17   • • • DUE:    Leadership  Papers  by  April  22nd  MN   Read:  Ch  19   Read:  Ch  29   Read:  Ch  30     DUE:    “My  Future”  April  26th  by  MN   o Choose  two  professional  organizations  and   two  graduate  school  programs  that  might   meet  your  needs  in  the  future.   students  present  to  each  other  12-­‐1.  May  1st  at  MN.     Week  Fourteen   • Read:  Ch  10-­‐12  Crucial  Conversations   Continued:     • DUE:    Book  Club  Discussion  Posts  (#1  due   th May  4     Sunday.   Solorio   May  4th  at  MN)   Week  Fifteen:     • DUE:  Mentorship  Hours  May  6th  by  MN   th May  11     • Read:  Ch  5   Solorio   • Read:  Ch  21     Week  Thirteen:     th April  27     Solorio     • • • • •   NO  CLASS  MEETING   • N145  HESI  Comp  2nd  Attempt  8  AM  to  11  AM     • • • Team  7  Teaching:  Delegation  (Ch  26)   Time  Management  and  Stress   Crucial  Conversations  Ch  7-­‐9  Class  Discussion   • 8  -­‐  9:15  AM  Leadership/Community  Health   HESI  (1st  attempt)   9:45  –  12:45  N143  CLASS  MEETING   Managing  Personnel  Problems   Developing  the  Role  of  Manager     Team  8  Teaching:  Pro-­‐Union   Team  9  Teaching:  Anti-­‐Union   Career  Building:  Collective  Bargaining.  May  2nd  from   nd MONDAY.   students  present  to  faculty  1-­‐3:30  PM.    Write  a  few   sentences  about  why  each  might  be   appropriate  for  you.  #2  due  Wednesday.  #2  due  Wednesday.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Week  Nine:     th March  30     Solorio     • • Week  Ten:     th April  6       • • Week  Eleven:   th April  13     Solorio     Week  Twelve:     th April  20     Noureddine   • • Read:  Ch  7-­‐9  Crucial  Conversations   DUE:    Book  Club  Discussion  Posts  (#1  due   Sunday. Sacramento Change  Seats!   Team  6  Teaching:  Healthcare  Organizations   (Ch  7)   Organizational  Structure  and  Assessing   Readiness  for  Change   Leadership/Community  HESI  Re-­‐Take  8-­‐9:30   AM   NO  CLASS  MEETING   Translating  Research  Into  Practice   Legal  and  Ethical  Considerations  in  Nursing   Practice   Crucial  Conversations  Ch  10-­‐12  Class   Discussion   FINALS  WEEK-­‐  NO  N143  CLASS  MEETING  J     6 .  Graduate  School   • • • • • •     • • • • • Week  Sixteen:     th May  18     YOU  DID  IT!!!   California State University.       Week  Fourteen:   • DUE:  QI  Presentations  Monday.  May  2     11:45  AM  to  3:30  PM.   Professional  Organizations.  April  3rd  at  MN.

9% 83-86. To pass NURS 143 the student must achieve a cumulative average of 73% on Assessments as well as an overall 73% in the course from total points.9% California State University. Course grading is as follows: Item Quality Improvement Project Proposal Draft Paper Quality Improvement Project Proposal Final Paper Quality Improvement Poster Presentation Faculty Evaluations (5) Team Teaching Presentation In-class Individual Readiness Assessments (10) In-Class Group Readiness Assessments (10) Peer Evaluation Mentorship Activities Crucial Conversations Book Club Online Discussions (4) HESI Leadership/Community Health Exam (See HESI Scoring Information) Leadership Paper “My Future” Assignment TOTAL Points 10 40 25 25 50 50 5 10 40 15 25 5 300 Note: There are 22 Assessments (Individual and Group combined). this will help if you are unable to attend class or are late to class and miss an assessment. Sacramento . Since in-class activities cannot be made up. Your two lowest Assessment scores will automatically be deducted from your total points.9% 80-82. rounded to tenth place): Letter Grade A AB+ B B- Course Percentage 93-100% 90-92. papers and assignments. about 50% of your points come from group work. Violation of these policies will result in course failure. Letter Grade Assignment (based on percentage. University and division plagiarism/academic dishonesty policies are followed throughout the semester. Note that this class is taught in a Team-Based Learning format and as such.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Part 4: Grading Policy The letter grade for the course is based upon your performance on in-class assessments.9% 87-89.

All assignments must be submitted in order to pass the course.csus. There are no makeup assignments for in-class assessments/activities. University Policies Academic Honesty Academic honesty is ensured when a student completes academic work on his/her own merit. Once academic dishonesty is determined to have taken place. For example. Sacramento 8 . building rapport and proactive relationships are key to becoming an effective professional.9% 73-76. course failure or program dismissal. This concept is violated when a student gains an unfair advantage over other students such as is the case when copying others’ assignments. attempting to gain knowledge of exam items or related content. If any part of your written or verbal work is suspected of academic dishonesty (whether you benefited from or provided an unfair advantage). or plagiarizing published works. to understand their definitions. make sure you let the Faculty of Record know as early as possible. but not limited to. Make sure you are proactive in informing your professors when difficulties arise during the semester so that faculty can help you find a solution. As you will find.htm). if an assignment is due at midnight on October 1st and you turn it in at 2 AM on October 2nd. See also the Sacramento State Policy Manual (http://www. and the student(s) will be subject to disciplinary action including. Asking for Assistance If you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the course.NURS 143 C+ C F Spring 2016 Syllabus 77-79. It is your responsibility to review the university policy and student handbook regarding academic honesty and plagiarism. and to consult with faculty if you need assistance.9% 72. the School of Nursing Student Handbook requires notification of the University’s Student Affairs office.9% and below Part 5: Course Policies Attendance Late Work Late assignments: You will lose 10% for each day your assignment is late. you will lose 10% of the total the assignment will not be accepted. California State University. Late assignments will not be accepted after three days. will receive a score of zero.

is a program designed to assist students with all stages of writing from pre-writing through editing a text utilizing a peer-tutoring environment. and resources available. and/or dismissal from the nursing program and/or University.NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Student Conduct Participation in nursing program obligates students to demonstrate professional behavior at all times. If you have questions about the Center. It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation of disability to SSWD and meet with a SSWD counselor to request special accommodation before classes start. research databases. located in Solano Hall 5000. SSWD is located in Lassen Hall 1008 and can be contacted by phone at (916) 2786955 (Voice) (916) 278-7239 (TDD only) or via email at California State University. Reasonable Accommodation If you have a documented disability and verification from the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD). whether during class times or course-related activities. please contact your instructor as soon as possible. etc. It is the student’s responsibility to check SacCT for corrections or updates to the syllabus. Writing Center The College of Health and Human Services Writing Additionally. students are expected to follow the University Student Code of Conduct ( Any changes will be posted in SacCT. The Center is staffed by graduate students from the English Department. online tutorials.html ) for information about locations. hours. Student Computing Labs Students can use any of the IRT managed student computer labs on campus. please call 916. failure of a course. notice of jeopardy of failing a course. Sacramento 9 . University Resources Sac State Library As a Sac State student you have access to the various resources offered by the library such as book checkout. Violation of any of these principles.csus.csus. adhering to the Student Code of Conduct found in the Student Handbook (see also the statements in the School of Nursing Philosophy). To learn more about available resources visit the Sac State Library website (http://library. computer labs. study areas. referral to University Student Affairs. and wish to discuss academic accommodations. Special Note Course policies are subject to change.HTM) and to adhere to all policies found within the School of Nursing Student Handbook. Visit the University Labs website (http://www. may result in one or more of the following: letter of reprimand placed in the student file.278.

NURS 143 Spring 2016 Syllabus Standards for Written Work Written work should adhere to APA format. California State University. Sacramento 10 .