Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Leadership and Management

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Leadership and Management focuses on the principles of management and leadership in the delivery of healthcare. A historical overview of leadership and management theories assists the student in understanding legal and ethical implications of the role of professional nurse in regard to client care, staffing, budgeting, quality improvement, and other issues. Management concepts and skills are stressed to promote individual and group satisfaction within the work environment. Additionally, content includes current issues and trends in nursing leadership and management and the contribution of the professional nurse to today’s society.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Leadership and Management is a 120-credit program which consists of six compulsory courses. Two courses will be offered in each 16-week trimester.

CourseCourse TitleCredit Points
Nur 811Principles and functions of Nursing Management20
Nur 812Organizational Management in Nursing20
Nur 813Nursing Leadership in the 21st Century20
Nur 814Human Resource Management in Nursing20
Nur 815Evidence-Informed Practice in the Development of policies, Protocols and Guidelines in Nursing20
Nur 816Strategic Management in Nursing20

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE COURSES:

1) NUR 811: PRINCIPLES AND FUNCTIONS OF NURSING MANAGEMENT

This course aims to develop the student’s ability to utilize the principles and functions of management in nursing in a diverse working environment. This course will further enhance the management skills of those aspiring for nursing managerial positions.

2) NUR 812: ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

This course aims to develop the student’s ability to optimize resources through meticulous planning and control at the workplace. Organization management will provide participants with a sense of direction with good governance. The participants will learn to be more organized with practical time management skills.

3) NUR 813: NURSING LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

This course will develop the student’s ability to lead and manage nurses as team leaders and nurse unit managers. Students will develop constructive behaviors associated with nursing leadership that will influence patient care and organization outcomes and allow experienced nursing leaders to enhance their skills and ability to lead, manage, and develop good followers, with passion and meaningful purpose. Conceptual leadership models will be explored to enhance the role of clinical leadership.

4) NUR 814: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

Participants completing this course will develop skills to lead and manage people. Proper management of human resources is critical in providing a high-quality healthcare. Participants will develop skills for effective human resources management that are greatly needed to achieve better outcomes for nursing care.

5) NUR 815: EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES, PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES IN NURSING

This course will enhance the participant’s ability to utilizing the policy and protocol development principles concerning nursing management and leadership using empirical evidence. Participants will learn to develop and critically analyze policies and guidelines applicable to health services.

6) NUR 816: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

This course aims to develop participants skills to undertake strategic planning. Nursing leaders will create a vision, short term and long-term goals and identify necessary strategies to accomplish an organization’s mission. Resource allocation based on ethical decision making will also be explored.