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Impact Lives

NRHL 622 Professionalism and Executive Career Development

Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
NRHL 501, NRHL 502, NRHL 503, NRHL 504, NRHL 505, NRHL 506.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Successful relationships are at the heart of organizational achievement. An effective leader builds relationships by recognizing the strengths and talents of both peers and subordinates. In NRHL 622 Professionalism and Executive Career Development, you will focus on the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively coach and further the professional development of others within the health care organization.

You will discover that a professional career as a nurse executive requires thoughtful planning and strategic self-development. In this course, you’ll complete a comprehensive executive leadership career assessment, conduct a gap analysis and develop an executive career plan for your future.

What You’ll Learn in NRHL 622

In this course, you will explore the concepts of professionalism, personal and professional accountability, transparency, advocacy and ethical standards.

Some of the major attributes used to characterize and describe the exceptional nurse executives in the health care system are visionary, scholarly, resilient, committed, courageous, responsive and transparent.
*Source: Syllabus, Overview and Objectives, Week 1

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Nursing as a Professional Career
  • Leadership and Followership: Not One or the Other, Always Both
  • Tools and Strategies for Effective Nurse Executive Leadership
  • Executive Career Planning and Development
  • Creating Organizational Cultures of Professionalism
  • Organizational Politics
  • Time for Self-Care

Planning Your Time

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*Source: Alumni Infographic.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NRHL 622, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the nurse executive leader role in complex health care systems.
  • Examine knowledge, skills and tools needed by the nurse executive leader to develop competency in leading, coaching and mentoring others.
  • Articulate the nurse executive leader role in creating a culture of professionalism in health care organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Explore the political dynamics inherent in health care organizations.
  • Complete a Nurse Executive Leader Strengths Assessment and Gap Analysis.
  • Explore the political dynamics inherent in health care organizations.
  • Develop a 5-year career plan in the role of nurse executive leader.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Request More Information Today

To learn more about the online Master of Science in Nursing curriculum from Benedictine University, including Professionalism and Executive Career Development, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.