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Program Course Core Elements:

NURS 7222 Leadership in Complex Healthcare Systems


Individual development of leadership skills for the transformation of healthcare and nursing practice is the focus of this course with emphasis on innovation and change. This course prepares nurses to assume leadership in complex healthcare systems through advanced communication, team building, conflict & board management, decision making, and collaborative skills.


Credit Hour Allocation: 2 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 2 Clock Hours Class (30 hours class)


NURS 5339 Leadership for Quality, Safety, and Health Policy or equivalent


  1. Analyze personal characteristics that facilitate and pose barriers to effective leadership, team building, conflict and board management, decision making and collaboration.
  2. Critique effective communication and collaborative skills in the development and implementation of practice models, peer review, practice guidelines, health policy, standards of care and other scholarly products.
  3. Apply decision-making models as they relate to innovation and change.
  4. Explore opportunities and challenges in leading intra/interprofessional teams in the analysis of complex practice and organizational issues.
  5. Evaluate consultative models with intra /interprofessional teams to create change in healthcare and complex healthcare delivery systems.




  • Respect for classroom and clinical communication processes are necessary for teaching and learning.
  • Silence mobile devices / cell phones in classrooms and clinical settings.
  • Remove Bluetooth devices prior to entering the classroom and when in ANY clinical setting.
  • Failure to do so can / will / may (depending on the faculty) either affect your class participation, clinical or final course grade.


The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 


Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.


Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website:

Admissions Information:

MSN Flyer: Master of Science in Nursing
PhD Flyer: Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing


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