NURS 7302-001 Theoretical Foundations for Leadership in Complex Adaptive Systems
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Welcome to the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to meeting you at the first virtual class for Fall, 2020, Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:00 – 11:50am. Remaining virtual class dates are Thursdays:
FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION
Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, PhD RN MSN CNS
Office: SoN 2.226
Office hours by appointment
Wesley Richardson, PhD MSN RN CNL
Office Son 2.670NS
Office hours by appointment
Cynthia D. Linkes, DNP MSN CNS CPHQ CCM
Office: SoN 2.368
Office hours by appointment
The course focuses on theoretical underpinnings for leadership, complexity science and complex adaptive systems. Individual leadership skill development for transforming healthcare and nursing practice through innovation, change management and quality improvement is highlighted. The course prepares nurses to assume leadership in complex healthcare systems through advanced communication, team building, conflict and board management, decision making and collaborative skills.
CREDIT AND TIME ALLOCATION
Credit Hour Allocation: 3 semester credit hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 clock hours class (45 hours class)
Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program students will:
- Integrate nursing science, ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sources to provide the highest level of specialty nursing practices.
- Develop, implement, and evaluate healthcare practices in healthcare systems that ensure quality improvement and patient safety.
- Use analytic methods and evidence based practices to improve practice outcomes and the practice environment.
- Implement and evaluate ethical healthcare information systems and patient care technology to improve the quality of patient health outcomes and care systems.
- Advocate for healthcare practices that advance social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.
- Employ interprofessional collaborative teams to improve patient and population health outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
- Lead the integration and institutionalization of (evidence based) clinical prevention and population based health guidelines.
- Use clinical judgment, systems thinking, accountability, and specialized knowledge to design, deliver, and evaluate evidence based, culturally proficient care to improve patient, population, and health systems outcomes.
1. Analyze personal characteristics and styles that facilitate and pose barriers to effective leadership, team building, conflict and board management, decision-making and collaboration. (DNP Essentials I, II,VI, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 1, 2, 3, Health Delivery Systems 1, 2,3, 6, Ethics 1, 2, 3, Independent Practice 1, 2)
2. Evaluate the science of leadership in multiple interprofessional contexts. (DNP Essentials I, II, IV, VI, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 1, 2, 3, 4, Health Delivery Systems 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Ethics 1, 2)
3. Analyze consultative models of intra/interprofessional teams for healthcare systems through the lens of complexity leadership science. (DNP Essentials I, II, V,VI, VII, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 3, 4, 5, 6 Health Delivery Systems1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
4. Promote creative thinking and innovation as solutions for initiating and sustaining change processes to facilitate transformation of the health care delivery systems.(DNP Essentials I, II, V, VI, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 5, 6, 7,Health Delivery Systems 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Independent Practice 3a)
5. Analyze leadership tools and decision making models for improvement and transforming healthcare. (DNP Essentials: I, II, V, VI, VII, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 5, 6, 7, Health Delivery Systems 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Ethics 1, 2, 3, Independent Practice 3a)
6. Create a leadership framework for evaluating, transforming and sustaining improvement that aligns across micro, meso and macro organizational levels for quality and safety. (DNP Essentials II, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 3, 4, 5, 7, Health Delivery Systems 1, 2, 3, 4)
7. Using reflective practice, design a plan incorporating systems thinking for personal leadership development. (DNP Essentials I, II, VI, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Leadership 1,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Health Delivery Systems 1, 3, 7)
GRADING SCALE FOR GRADUATE COURSES
A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION / GRADES
Online Participation 35%
Faculty will post discussion questions. Students will makesubstantive comments for each question and respond to at least two peers’comments. A rubric is posted for each Discussion in Canvas.
Written Reflection Journal 35%
Reflection Journals are assigned for each overarching module.Students will complete journals before due date stated in Canvas. A rubric isposted for each Journal in Canvas.
Oral Presentation 30%
Students will make on line presentation(s) to peers andfaculty through Canvas Conference Tool. A rubric is posted for oral, virtual presentation.
Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.
- If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
- Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
- The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
- If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
- Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
- Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.
The APA Publication Manual 7th 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.
PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT
Students who are nurses or are preparing to enter the profession of nursing are expected to treat others with respect and compassion. “The principle of respect for persons extends to all individuals with whom the nurse interacts. The nurse maintains compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise and to resolving conflict. This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effects of one’s actions on others” (American Nurses Association Code for Nurses, Interpretive Statement 1.5).
The students, faculty, Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and the Dean of the School of Nursing of the University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio subscribe to the highest standards of conduct. Our aim is professional behavior beyond reproach. Failure to abide by the signed code of professional conduct may lead to suspension and/or permanent dismissal from the UTHSCSA SON. In particular, we subscribe to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses (http://bit.ly/1mtD5p2) and the following points of conduct.
School of Nursing Netiquette Guidelines for Online Interaction
Netiquette guidelines provide information for behaving properly online, when using email, tweets or texts so that you may successfully communicate your thoughts in a manner that is respectful and avoids misunderstandings with others.
- Be courteous about what you say to or about others in any electronic format. In electronic communication the golden rule is "Remember the Human." Remember there is a real person with real feelings on the receiving end of your email or post.
- Be respectful and open to opinions and ideas that differ from yours. The exchange of diverse thoughts, ideas and opinions are an important part of the scholarly environment. Keep in mind that the people in your classes may come from different backgrounds and have views that may vary significantly from your own.
- Flaming (defined as posting of messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting in an online social context) is never appropriate. While everyone (learners and instructors alike) is encouraged to share ideas and opinions openly, you should never use insults or resort to name-calling even if you disagree strongly with what someone else has written.
- When responding to messages or posts made by others, address the ideas, not the person.
- It’s often best to avoid using sarcasm and humor online. Without social cues, such as facial expressions and body language, a remark meant as humorous could come across hurtful or offensive. Keep in mind that ‘emoticons’ (such as J) may not convey your tone or intent.
- Capitalizing whole words is generally seen as SHOUTING and is difficult for most people to read. Use all capital letters sparingly, such as to highlight an important word or point.
- Think and reread what you’ve written before you post! Make sure that what you’ve written makes sense (is clear and to the point).
- Remember you are responsible for the content you communicate on CANVAS. What you write represents you, so use appropriate language. Remember that all writing should be professional, consisting of complete sentences, and free of grammatical and spelling errors.
- Be aware that distributing copyrighted materials, such as articles and images, is illegal. Most of the materials on the Internet are copyrighted. The only time it’s ok to distribute materials from the Internet is when you are sure those materials are "fair use." To be safe, if you want to share materials with classmates and/or your instructor, share the web link or URL only.
- To avoid plagiarism, make sure you properly cite all source materials. All materials should be cited unless you are the author of the content.
- Protect your privileges in online communication (avoid posting spam or emailing chain letters).
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: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) 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: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.
REQUIRED TEXT / REFERENCE
Developing Your Conflict Competence: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators,and Teams
Author: Craig E. Runde, Tim A. Flanagan
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes areHigh
Patterson, Grenny, et al. 2012
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Author: American Psychological Association
Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
Author: Peter Block
Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations
Author: Chris Ernst, Donna Chrobot-Mason
Team Building: Proven Strategies for Improving Team Performance
Author:W. Gibb Dyer Jr., Jeffrey H. Dyer, William G. Dyer
Systems Thinking For Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results
Author: David Peter Stroh
Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization
Author: Marcia Blenko, Paul Rogers, Michael C. Mankins
LEADERSHIP:Theory and Practice
Author: Peter G. Northhouse
RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) TEXT / REFERENCE
Batalden, P., & Foster, T. (2012).Sustainably improving health care. Creatively linking care outcomes, system performance, and professional development. London/New York: RadcliffePublishing. ISBN 978184619 521 1
Bryson, J. (2018). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations:Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-39251-5 ISBN-10: 0470392517.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change
Author: Harvard Business Review
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, et al., editors. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Researchand Quality (US); 2008 Aug. Minding the Gaps:Creating Resilience in Health Care https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK43670/
Verganti, R. (2009). Design driven innovation. Changing the rules of competition by radically innovating what things mean. Boston, MA: HarvardBusiness Press ISBN 978-1-4221-2482-6
Quinn, R.E. (2012). Deep change field guide. A personal course to discovering the leader within. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-1-118-22114-3
Module 1 Complexity Science andComplex Adaptive Systems: Health Care
Know the Self
Assessing Leadership for Complex Systems
Module 2 Leadership Science
Know the Science
Module 3 Creativity, Innovation and Change Management
Know the Systems: Levers
Design Driven Innovation / Creativity
Advancing Change in Complex Organizations
Module 4 Transformation for Improvement
Know the Tools
Module 5 Putting it All Together
Systems Thinking for Change
Integrate Adaptive Leadership Essentials
Create Leadership Plan Aligned Across Boundaries
CALENDAR - 1st Day Only
Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.
Please check the schedule for recent updates on virtual ClassDates & Times.
Welcome to the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We look forward to meeting you at the first virtual class for Fall, 2020, Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:00 –11:50am. Remaining virtual class dates are Thursdays:
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