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NRSG 883 Complexity Science Approaches to Improve Organizational Effectiveness
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: DNP

IPE: Yes - Course offered by CON/SON that focuses on interprofessional collaboration/communication/teamwork and allows interprofessional students from the teaching institution

Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Kansas

Pre-requisites: NRSG 880, or consent of instructor.

Course Description: This course introduces complexity science principles with the aim of improving the quality and effectiveness of healthcare organizations. Traditional approaches to quality improvement will be contrasted with tools and metrics that can be applied in complex organizations. Principles that relate to embeddedness, diversity, distributed control, co-existence of order and disorder, nonlinearity, inability to predict, emergence, and functioning at the edge of chaos will be introduced.


Method of Instruction: Online - some synchronous activities involved

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Katharine Agnew



Tuition: NEXus common price


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Instructor:Heather Nelson-Brantley
Credits: 3 / Semester

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Section: 883
Instructor:Heather Nelson-Bradley
Credits: 3 / Semester

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