This course explores the complex structures of organizations and the roles of nurses within health-care organizations. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of how healthcare organizations are formed and how current and emerging factors influence the structure and function of the organization. The course will also integrate nurse leadership and management theories and skills. The emphasis will be on the nurse functioning within a complex organizational system to influence and improve organizational outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills, including areas of critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, change and conflict management, teamwork and collaboration, delegation and competency, power and influence, resource management (planning, budget, staffing, and culturally diverse workforce), and career development. Must be enrolled in Nursing program.