Nursing - Leading & Managing Practice - Module

The purpose of this module is to explore the evolving healthcare environment in providing a caring, person-centred approach, in leading and managing practice development. Understanding leadership is not a new phenomenon. It has been a feature of political agendas for years. However, it is only in the last century that an understanding of leadership has become of interest to medical and health service organisations. Leading and managing practices is a key feature of twenty-first century healthcare. The interdisciplinary requirements and demands of healthcare, the multiplicity of nursing and the inter-professional team, and supporting roles and increasing demands of healthcare such of an ageing population, and pandemics all mean the coordination of care is more complex now than it was at any time in the past. The purpose of this module is to explore the evolving healthcare environments in providing a caring, person-centred approach, in leading and managing practice development. This module explores many facets of the leadership and management role and what these mean for nurses and other healthcare professions. With the necessity for learning to become competent in the delivery of nursing care, the need to increase an understanding and be able to function as a healthcare leader is fundamental to the identity of the twenty-first century healthcare professional

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Leading and Managing Practice NS6035

This module explores Leading and managing developing practice; challenges of caring as a creative dynamic; factors that shape and influence practice within the current healthcare setting; power dynamics, and the concept of empowerment; the interdisciplinary nature of collaboration; supporting and sustaining change in health care; clinical decision-making; ethics of care; reflection in transforming self and practice; the challenge for practitioners in sustaining change.

Entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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12 weeks part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Autumn 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing - MSc
Nursing (Peri-Operative Care) - MSc
Nursing Studies - MSc
Advanced Healthcare Practice - MSc
Nursing (Older Person) - MSc
Nursing (Palliative Care) - MSc
Nursing (Dementia Care) - MSc
Nursing (Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care) - MSc
Nursing (Respiratory Care) - MSc
Perinatal Mental Health - MSc

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