Clinical Leadership for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement NU6306
6 weeks on-line
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Applicants must be qualified healthcare professionals registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, NFQ Level 8 or equivalent. See Requirements for full details.
30th June 2022
Course Delivery Method
On-line. No Attendance.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Critically explore the concept of leadership and theoretical approaches to leadership and their application to clinical practice.
- Identify and critically analyse core competencies required for contemporary clinical leadership in nursing.
- Critically appraise methods and models of decision-making in clinical leadership.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of team leadership and inter-professional communication in different health care contexts.
- Identify and critically discuss the role of nurse leaders in quality improvement initiatives.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of role of leadership in creation of a safe environment for patient/client care.
- Identify and critically reflect on the role of nurse leaders in creating a motivating clinical environment, staff empowerment and advocacy.
- Debate and appraise critical issues in meeting the needs of service users within the challenges of a dynamic political, social, technical, economic, organisational and professional environment.
Module Objective: To develop a critical understanding of the concept of clinical leadership in nursing and explore the key leadership knowledge, skills and competencies required by nurses for healthcare quality improvement.
Module Content: Theories of Leadership and their application to clinical nursing practice; core leadership competencies; models of nurse led decision-making; nurse led quality improvement and patient safety initiatives e.g. the productive ward/transforming care at the bed side (TCAB); clinical supervision; team leadership and inter-professional communication; motivating work environment, staff empowerment and advocacy; nursing leadership challenges in meeting the changing needs of service users in a dynamic political, social, technical, economic, organisational and professional environment.
Module Co-ordinator: Dr. Nicola Cornally, School of Nursing & Midwifery, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No 021 490 1487
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Nursing & Midwifery.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Duration: 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning: Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,000 word Essay ? 120 marks; Online activities- 80 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Orientation Semester I 26th August 2021
30 August 2021 – 11 October 2021 on-line module
All On-line - No attendance
Applicants must be qualified healthcare professionals registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, NFQ Level 8 or equivalent.
Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here
Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.
Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.
These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.
Fees and Costs
€900 plus the €35 application fee payable on-line as detailed in How to Apply section.
How Do I Apply
Applications for this module are now open.
- To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.
- Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
- An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.