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Management and Leadership in Nursing

Management in Nursing measures your ability to apply specific management concepts to the care of the individual, family, group, or community client within diverse health care settings.

The three-hour Excelsior College exam consists of approximately 120 four-option multiple-choice questions where you must demonstrate the following abilities:
  • Integrate knowledge of leadership and management concepts into nursing practice
  • Comprehend the organizational structure and the role of the baccalaureate nurse in relation to the entire organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of empowerment strategies in enhancing nursing care
Concepts in this course cover:
  • Managing the Organization
    • Understanding current and future trends and their impact on the organization
    • Authority
    • Mission and vision
    • Values
    • Continuum of bureaucratic authority
    • Organizational culture
    • Organization of nursing practice
    • Human resource management
    • Case management

  • Leadership
    • Leadership
    • Delegation and supervision
    • Group dynamics
    • Self-management

  • Empowerment
    • Power
    • Critical thinking and decision making
    • Advocacy
    • Collective bargaining

  • Innovation
    • Change
    • Organizational communication and conflict management

  • Fiscal Management
    • Definition
    • Basic budget concepts
    • Basic budgeting cycle
    • Types of costs
    • Main budget components
    • Fiduciary responsibility
    • Cost and reimbursement factors
    • Resource allocation
    • Evaluating cost effectiveness

  • Information Management
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Quality management
    • Risk management
    • Relationship to regulatory compliance and accreditation standards
    • Information systems

(Taken from “Excelsior College Examination Content Guide for Management in Nursing,” Excelsior College Examinations.)

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing 6th edition   
       by Sullivan, Eleanor / Decker, Phillip J. - Prentice-Hall, 2005
    ISBN 9780131780941