BSN Four Years program

Four Year BSc. Nursing Program


Title                                          :           Leadership and Management in Nursing

Placement                               :           Year IV Semester VII

Course Credits                       :           3.0 (Theory)

Course Faculty                       :           Ms Farzana Mithani

Mode of study                        :            Physical

Duration                                  :           18 weeks 

Date of commencement        :           17 January 2022

of course: 

Date of Evaluation/ Review   :           August 2022

Course ID number                    :         NU 237

Course Introduction  :

This course provides the learners basic concepts and principles of leadership and management in a progressive health care system that fosters positive, creative and caring environment. This course gives an understanding of leadership and management rules within the social, legal and economical context of health care system in general and national health care system in particular.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

1.      Discuss the structures and functions of organizations.

2.      Assess various management systems within, and related to, the health care system by utilizing various organizational theories.

3.      Integrate various theories in relation to leadership, management, problem solving and decision making, motivation, managing change and, conflict management.

4.      Describe implementation of an effective human resource management in nursing e.g. performance / annual appraisal, work load management, and other related issues.

5.      Identify different mechanisms for managing resources and monitoring effective utilization of resources among health care professionals.

6.      Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal relationship

7.      Discuss the application of the assertive behaviour.

8.      Describe the Quality Management System and its application to create an environment conducive to the provision of cost effective quality nursing care.

9.      Describe the contribution of Information Technology to efficiency and effectiveness of nursing.


Teaching/Learning strategies:

Lectures, discussions, small group work, self-assessment activities, various experiential exercises, videos and group presentations, case studies/situation analysis, Flip Classroom

Pre Requisite:


Rules and Regulations:

Clinical performance is mandatory for leadership and management course.

Do pre-reading before class.

YEAR-III Semester- VII

Leadership and Management in Nursing      

Evaluation criteria

Assignment  10%












1. Adomat, R. (2004). Assessing patient category / dependence systems fordetermining the nurse / patient ratio in ICU and HDU: A review ofapproaches. Journal of Nursing Management, 12 (5), 299-308.

2. Aiken, L. H., Clarket, S. P., & Sloane, D. M. (2000). Hospital restructuring:Does adversely affect care and outcomes? The Journal of Nursing Administration, 30(10), 457-465.

3. Aiken, L. H., Haven, D. S.,& Sloane, D. M. (2000). The managementnursing services recognition program: A comparison of two groups of   management hospitals. American Journal of Nursing, 100 (3), 26-36.

4. Benson, G. S., & Dundis, P.S. (2003). Understanding and motivating healthcare employees: Integrating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, training andtechnology. Journal of Nursing Management, 11(5), 315-320.

5. Carney, M. (2004). Middle manager involvement in strategy development  in not - for profit organizations: The director of nursing perspective - how organizational structure impacts on the role. Journal of NursingManagement., 12 (1), 13-21.

6. Dlittet Phil, K. J. (2003). Leadership: A perspective. Journal of NursingManagement, 12 (3), 217 - 223.

7. Furaker, C., Helstrom, U., & Walldal, E. (2004). Quality of care in relation to a critical pathway from the staff perspective. Journal of NursingManagement., 12 (5), 309-316.

8. Henson, A., & Stanton, A. (2002). From conflict to collaboration: Contrastand conversion in the development of nursing and management theory. Journal of Nursing Management, 10 (6), 349-355.

9. Johns, C. (2004). Becoming a transformational leader through reflection:Reflection on nursing leadership.Journal of Nursing Management.,11(6),364- 370.

Course Description:

The course builds on previous nursing courses (Health Assessment, Adult Health Nursing I & II). It focuses on concepts of Critical Care and analyzing client’s problems so appropriate care could be planned with more advanced 204 concepts Learners are expected to apply critical care concepts, nursing process and implement evidence based care while integrating pathophy siological, pharmacological, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural concepts and theories within critical and emergency setting.

Nursing Research  
Course Code: SC-421
Course Coordinator: Shaheen ZahirAli
Mode of Study: Face to face / Online
Duration: February 2021 to June 2021
Credit Hours: 03


This course focuses on developing understanding of scientific approach and methods of the research process and critical appraisal of existing nursing and related health literature. The contents will enable nurses to utilize research findings to promote relationship of research to practice, education and administration.

Course Objectives:

On completion of Course, learners will be able to:

1. Recognize the research process as a systematic approach to thought and the generation of nursing knowledge.

2. Understand the process of Evidence based health care.

3. Identify the role of nursing research in the development of a body of nursing knowledge that promotes nursing as a profession.

4. Explain the ethical consideration used in nursing research for the safety of human subject and the conduct of research.

5. Analyze/ critique research studies in nursing and other health sciences to evaluate the use of research process, methodologies, validity, reliability, application & research findings to the practice, and its significant to development of nursing.

6. Prepare a condensed research proposal (either quantitative or qualitative)


Teaching/Learning Strategies:

Preparatory reading, assignments, lecture, discussion, and assignments & critique.

Assessment / Grading Policy

Assessment Criteria:



Evaluation Criteria





Paper Critique






Final Exam