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NURS:6551 Financial Management - Didactic Section
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy,


Course Level: Doctoral Intermediate

Course Type: DNP


Course Open to: Both Phd and DNP students

Institution:The University of Iowa

Pre-requisites: Graduate Student Standing; NURS:5002 Leadership and Management Essentials or equivalent introductory leadership/management course Please contact Iowa CSC concerning prereq.

Course Description: This course prepares nurse leaders and practitioners to use techniques for financial analysis and decision making for patient care programs across the health care continuum. The course focuses upon efficient and effective management of resources for delivery of quality health care services. Course Objectives: Through participation in discussions and assigned activities, the student will be able to: 1. Determine revenue sources of current customer bases and projections of future customer demands. 2. Survey the external forces impinging upon the organization’s financial position (with special emphasis on regulatory requirements) and relate those to the nature and scope of the organization’s financial obligations. 3. Describe sound and realistic organizational budget principles that integrate information from multiple sources. 4. Identify principles of financial management and cost accounting that optimize the efficient and effective use of limited resources for the delivery of healthcare across the continuum of services. 5. Incorporate recognized financial concepts and principles into an operating budget which considers resource requirements for maximum productivity and cost-effective, high quality healthcare. 6. Assess the financial performance of a selected setting, analyze variances, and design a plan to control variation.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous

Delivery Platform: ICON (Canvas) & Blackboard

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Lin Pierce



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: This is an Asynchronous Online Course. The course is organized around weeks, with each week's effort beginning on Monday morning and concluding the following Monday night. This course is appropriate for students in the second or later years of their graduate studies who seek a more detailed examination of the concepts and methods of financial management that can prepare nurse leaders for success. Course grades are based on three types of activity: Weekly Group Discussions based on questions designed to result in an examination of required weekly readings, online exercises for practicing the mathematics underlying financial management concepts, and a research project that results in development of a plan for improving the financial performance of a hypothetical organization. Time Zone: Central Standard Time


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 0EXV
Instructor:Richard Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester

University of Iowa spring break = March 12-16, 2018


Section: 0EXW
Instructor:Richard J. Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester



Section: 0EXV
Instructor:Richard J. Bogue
Credits: 3 / Semester

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