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NURS 596/796 Complexity Science Approaches in Leading Academic & Health Services Organizations
Credit hours: 3 per Quarter
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy,


Course Level: Masters Foundational

Course Type: Masters


Course Open to: all

Institution:Oregon Health and Science University

Pre-requisites: Graduate standing or by permission of instructor for doctoral students.

Course Description: This course compares and contrasts traditional organizational leadership based on principles of reductionism with those of complexity science approaches, with an emphasis on helping leaders determine how to approach organizational decision making and change dynamics using both traditions. Using cases from health services and the academy, students will examine Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and their attributes on nursing models of care. Special emphasis will be given to organizational decision making, organizational co-creation and the leadership and management role adaptions necessary to function in dynamical organizations.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Online

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: OHSU SON Education Exchange Program



Tuition: 550.00 per quarter credit hour.


Other considerations: Please contact for more information.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2018

Credits: 3 / Quarter

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