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NURS:6552 Managing Care in the Organizational Environment
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Systems, Leadership, Informatics and Policy, Other


Course Level: Doctoral Advanced

Course Type:


Course Open to: all

Institution:The University of Iowa


Course Description: This course prepares nurses to manage the operations of patient care services across the healthcare continuum within the framework of an established healthcare organization. The course focuses on efficient and effective management of the structure, governance, patient care delivery system of care, and outcomes of care. Through participation in discussions and assigned activities, the student will be able to: 1. Analyze external and internal rules, regulations, and policies that affect the functioning and provision of patient care services within the entire healthcare organization. 2. Synthesize the implications of governance for patient care delivery systems and their influence on the practice and roles of the nurses at the point of care delivery and in leadership positions. 3. Evaluate the characteristics of innovative patient care delivery models that support the delivery of highly reliable, efficient, and effective care healthcare services. 4. Determine strategies to manage the human resources of an interdisciplinary team to achieve culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care within financial and patient care outcome targets. 5. Use health information, technology and research findings in the delivery of patient-centered care and population health. 6. Assess the performance of a selected healthcare setting based on structure, governance, patient care delivery model, and outcomes of care. For graduate students interested in a leadership position within a healthcare system.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Lin Pierce



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: Open to doctoral level students only.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: 0EXV
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-26-19
End Date: 12-13-19

FALL 2020

Section: 0EXV
Instructor: Diane Huber, PhD, RN
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-24-20
End Date: 12-11-20

FALL 2021

Section: 0EXV
Instructor: M. Lindell Joseph
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-23-21
End Date: 12-10-21

FALL 2022

Section: 0EXV
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-22-22
End Date: 12-09-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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