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NUR 5140 Leadership and Human Resource Management in Health Care
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This course provides a behavioral approach to leadership by examining current theories and their application to the functions of leadership. It explores how leaders across the spectrum of health services organizations lead and manage. Various leadership theories and models will be examined, including trait, behavioral, and contingency theories. Leadership competencies for health care managers in the current and future health care environment will be identified and analyzed. Attention will be given to contemporary leadership challenges in the health care environment. Leadership assessment and outcomes evaluation will be explored. This course focuses on the practical applications of human resource management in the health care environment and the critical methods and techniques associated with creating an effective work force. Key aspects of human resources management will be covered including the legal issues, labor relations, and job analysis through performance appraisal with additional focus on compensation practices and benefit management. The course will provide a foundation for professional development for beginning managers and will reinforce skills of experienced managers.
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