NURS 390 Nursing Management • 3 Cr.


This course focuses on the development of management skills assumed by professional nurses, including delegation of responsibilities, networking, group facilitation, conflict resolution, case management and collaboration. Management and organizational theories and concepts are studied, evaluated and applied. Concepts addressed include organizational structure, change, managing quality and performance, workplace diversity, budgeting and resource allocation, and delivery systems. Prerequisites: Acceptance into BSN program, associate degree in nursing from state approved program, and passed NCLEX.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Examine the evolution of management theories in relationship to the changing healthcare environment
  • Identify and discuss various regulatory agencies and quality improvement factors in promoting safety and evaluation of quality in healthcare settings
  • Employ principles of quality improvement, healthcare policy and cost effectiveness to improve patient outcomes.
  • Apply the techniques for effective communication in individual and group settings
  • Incorporate inter- and intra-professional communication techniques to promote effective and sustainable working relationships.
  • Differentiate various types of budgets in health care settings and identify steps in the budgetary process.
  • Evaluate the use of appropriate performance appraisal tools for measuring performance, coaching and motivating staff.