Spring 2022

NURS 4320-001 Leadership and Management: Clinical Application

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Students are expected to follow all policies related to COVID-19 found on the university webpage: https://wp.uthscsa.edu/coronavirus/.

NOTE: Our campus has enabled the CANVAS MOBILE LEARN application. CANVAS tools such as discussions, quizzes or videos May or May NOT function on all mobile devices. This is because mobile devices are available with rapidly changing and different configurations. Hence, students must not depend on only a mobile device to access course materials. Students must have access to a laptop or desktop device to access course materials and complete assignments.

This course is Web Enhanced with WebCT icon
Please be sure to check the Current Computer Requirements

The schedule for the first NURS 4320: Clinical application day is listed below:

January 11, 2022:   Clinical Orientation

You will take a timed 10 question Math Calculation & Reasoning Assessment (40 minutes).  You can use a calculator. 

If you need to review math, the DA films are available on Canvas along with a math assessment


Isabell Stoltz, DNP, MN, RN, CCNS
Office: 2.364
Phone: (210) 567-9360
Email: stoltzi@uthscsa.edu
Office hours by appointment


This course provides opportunity for clinical application of nursing leadership and management in diverse settings to promote quality patient outcomes.


3 semester hours (3 hours clinical)-135 contact hours.


Co-requisite: NURS 4319- Leadership and Management: Theoretical Foundations.


At the completion of the baccalaureate program the student will demonstrate the following:

  1. Incorporate knowledge, skills, and attitudes from the liberal arts and sciences in professional nursing education and practice.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and patient safety in promoting safe, high-quality care for diverse patients across healthcare systems and environments.
  3. Analyze and apply evidence from research and other information sources as a basis for nursing practice.
  4. Incorporate knowledge and skills in using information systems and a range of patient-care technologies to facilitate delivery of quality patient care.
  5. Advocate for financial and regulatory healthcare policies, processes, and environments that improve the nature and functioning of the healthcare delivery system and nursing practice.
  6. Collaborate and communicate effectively with healthcare professionals to promote positive working relationships, improve patient health outcomes, and deliver quality, safe patient care.
  7. Promote individual and population health by assessing factors that influence individual and population health and apply principles and culturally appropriate health promotion and disease-prevention strategies. 
  8. Demonstrate consistent application of the core values of the discipline of nursing and the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
  9. Integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of baccalaureate prepared nurses by providing professional nursing care to diverse patients and populations across the lifespan, healthcare settings, and healthcare environments.


  1. Apply leadership and management theories and processes to achieve high quality nursing care and effective healthcare team coordination in a variety of setting. (Essential II)
  2. Apply concepts of quality improvement and safety to identify clinical questions, implement safety initiatives, and monitor patient outcomes. (Essential II)
  3. Incorporate effective interprofessional and intraprofessional communication techniques to produce positive professional working relationships, to facilitate professional development in self and others, and to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care. (Essential VI)
  4. Participate in evidence retrieval, appraisal, synthesis, and dissemination with interprofessional and intraprofessional healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. (Essential III, V)
  5. Evaluate the use of information technology to improve patient care outcomes and create a safe care environment. (Essentials IV)
  6. Apply legal, ethical, and political principles to the nursing role of leadership and management.(Essential V)
  7. Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments to the nursing role of leadership and management. (Essential V)
  8. Demonstrate active nursing leadership and management roles in advocating for social justice related to healthcare access, equity, and affordability. (Essential V)
  9. Demonstrate professional behaviors and compassionate, patent-centered, evidence-based care. (Essential VIII, IX)


This is a "credit/no credit" course based on student achievement of the clinical objectives identified on the NURS.4320 Clinical Evaluation Tool.  The student must successfully pass the math assessment with a 100% score, attend required clinical, participate in clinical conference, complete the weekly clinical paperwork,  participate in the colloquium group presentation and complete the formative & summative Clinical Evaluation Tool (CET).

Math Calculation Assessment
In order to pass the course, students must be able to administer medications safely.
Students are required to take and pass a Math Calculation & Reasoning Assessment prior to being allowed to administer medications in the clinical setting. Students must attain a score of 100%. If 100% is not achieved, remediation will occur. In order to pass the course, students must be able to administer medications safely and must pass the Math Calculation & Reasoning Assessment with 100% score. However, the student still must receive a 100% on the Math Calculation & Reasoning Assessment. 

Students are formally evaluated at the mid-course point and again at the end-of-course point.



The School of Nursing faculty expects that its students will recognize that they have entered a profession in which commitment to full participation in clinical experiences is an essential component as students are considered to be part of the nursing team. Therefore, regular attendance in clinical, laboratory and simulation experiences is mandatory.

Missed hours can prevent adequate development and assessment of the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical judgment. Absence from clinical/lab/simulation jeopardizes the student’s ability to successfully meet the required clinical course outcomes and competencies.

Punctuality is expected in professional workplaces. Students are expected to arrive on time for clinical/lab/simulation experiences and stay for the entire time allotted for that clinical/lab/simulation experience. Important information affecting patient care is communicated to students at the start of clinical experiences. Therefore, tardiness for clinical/lab/simulation experiences jeopardizes the student’s ability to give safe nursing care.

Absences from clinical experience are closely monitored by faculty and should occur only in rare circumstances. Clinical absences will be evaluated on an individual basis. If the student has any clinical absences during the semester, clinical may be made up through a plan developed by the clinical/lab instructor. However, the opportunity to make up absences may not be possible, depending on the length of the clinical rotation, the availability of the faculty and/or the agency to which the student is assigned and may result in inability of the student to meet course outcomes.

If it is determined by the faculty team that a student will be unable to meet course objectives due to clinical absences or if a pattern of absence develops or excessive absences exist, the appropriate course coordinator will refer the student the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies to determine progression in the program.
A student who is unable to attend a clinical experience must contact the clinical faculty personally prior to the beginning of the clinical experience. Leaving a message or e-mail for the faculty is not acceptable. Faculty will share specifics regarding appropriate means of communicating during orientation.

Travel to surrounding communities may be necessary.

Students are expected to demonstrate achievement of clinical objectives by the end of a clinical course. If, in the instructor‘s professional judgment, a student is consistently unable to provide safe nursing care to patients and cannot remedy the deficit in the given clinical time, the student will receive a grade of ―F for the course. Faculty, or staff in the clinical agency, has
the right to remove a student from the clinical area at any time for any cause.

Students are required to maintain a clinical passport and have this on their person at all times while in the clinical setting.

Students are required to maintain American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support certification.


  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. 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.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. 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.


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.



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.


Marquis, B. & Huston, C. (2020) Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application (10th ed.). Alphen, Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer. Ebook is required for this course.  

ATI Nursing Leadership and Management, Edition 7, Content Mastery Series Review Module

Textbooks used in prior nursing semesters.


When applicable, utilize previous textbooks used in prior courses. 

The Potter & Perry foundation text is beneficial to use in this course. It is very helpful to use Potter & Perry when completing the ATI LM CME Frequently Missed Questions. 


NURS 4320 will have a daily pre or post clinical conference. The student will be informed of the daily conference topics by their clinical faculty. Necessary preparation for the conferences will be listed on Canvas.

Colloquium will be held on February 22, 2021 0730-1630

The topics for the presentations and members of the group will be given to the students during orientation to NURS 4320. A grading rubric criteria for the presentation will be provided to the students in Canvas. Students will complete a peer evaluation on each student in their clinical group. All day attendance is required since this is a clinical day. The Colloquium will be held via Virtual Canvas Conference. 

CALENDAR - 1st Day Only

Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.

The schedule for the first NURS 4320 clinical applications day is listed below:

January 11, 2022:   Clinical Orientation

First day of clinical will be January 22, 2022 for weekend clinical groups; January 18, 2022 (due to holiday) for Mon/Tues clinical groups and January 18, 2021 for Tues/Wed clinical groups. 

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