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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: Nursing 451: Leadership in Professional Nursing in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Interim
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Restrictions: AU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Language of Instruction:
Course Leader:
Waltman, Patricia
Program Provider:
Augustana College
Areas of Study:
Academic Prerequisites:
Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval
Fulfills Gen Ed/SOPHIA:
Major/Minor Credit:
Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
Nursing 451:  Leadership in Professional Nursing in Ecuador

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Academic Overview
This 3-credit senior level course focuses on professional role development, nursing leadership, and contemporary issues in nursing.  Students will gain increased understanding of the staff nurse's role in leadership, with opportunities for practical experience in the areas of delegation, priority setting, critical thinking, decision making, quality improvement, evidence-based nursing practice, information management and safety.  Students will examine leadership and management theories.  Students will explore legal, ethical and political issues in nursing.  Students will complete a critical reflection journal and revise their philosophy of nursing.

The clinical component includes an 80-hour clinical practicum with a nurse preceptor.  The clinical experience provides an opportunity for students to integrate nursing theory, research, leadership, management, and ethics into their nursing practice.  Students will participate in delegation, priority setting, decision making, evidence-based nursing, information management and interdisciplinary experiences in an approved health care setting.

Comprehensive Fee
Costs:  $3,700-$4,000 (estimated) plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee
Comprehensive Fee includes:  Round-trip airfare from Sioux Falls to Quito, Ecuador, airport transfers, lodging, all meals, and ground transportation as required.  Final costs will be determined in late fall.

NURS 420/425 or 430/435, NURS 441 and NURS 450

Required Readings
Sullivan, E.J. & Decker, P.J. (2009).  Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing.  7th Ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education Inc.

Evaluation - See N451 Syllabus

Successful completion of the clinical component and simulation is also required and will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  Student performance on the clinical portion of the course will be based on the preceptor's assessment of the student, the quality of the reflective journal and successful completion of the leadership simulation.

Program Directors
Patricia Waltman, RN, MA, CNL Augustana College      605.274.5221


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Interim 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.