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NURS507 - Leadership for the Master's Prepared Nurse

Course Details

Course Code: NURS507 Course ID: 5052 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Today’s nurse leaders must possess the essential communication, critical-thinking and decision-making skills required to effectively manage teams providing high quality healthcare to diverse populations. This course addresses issues related to inter-professional collaboration, quality improvement initiatives, data-driven decision making, leadership and communication styles and their effect on interaction with members of healthcare teams.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 06/26/22 Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The following objectives are aligned with the MSN Program Outcomes (PO):

  1. Integrate the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion within a healthcare organization for effective nursing leadership (PO 1, 8)
  2. Analyze the significance of effective inter-professional collaboration and communication on patient safety and healthcare outcomes (PO 7)
  3. Assess the structure of a healthcare organization, including its mission and vision, as it relates to strategic planning and the provision of quality health care (PO 4)
  4. Distinguish leadership skills required to transform healthcare organizations and systems through quality improvement to meet the rapidly changing and culturally diverse health care needs of the populations served (PO 2, 4, 8)
  5. Design systems change strategies utilizing change management theories (PO 2,3,4,5,6)
  6. Analyze the principles of ethical and socially responsible leadership (PO 1, 8)
  7. Evaluate the role of nursing in historical and future trends in the healthcare environment (PO 6)

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Master’s Essentials covered in this course include I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.


Please join the discussions each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Discussions are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. In this class there are 6 graded discussions.


  • Post the initial response to each discussions by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to more than two of your classmates in each discussions by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday for full participation credit.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the discussions.
  • All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section of the course.
  • Respond to all questions posed to you in your initial post by instructor and/or peers.

An initial post must precede the response posts to peers. An initial post received after Wednesday 11:55 pm will receive a 10% deduction for each day, for 3 days, prior to discussions being graded. This means the highest grade possible for a late submission of 3 days, is 70%. However, response posts are due by Sunday 11:55 pm. If response posts are not submitted by this time, the discussion is over. Therefore, no points can be awarded for collaboration, and the highest grade possible for late submission past 3 days is 60%.

Tests/ Quizzes

There are no tests/quizzes in this course.

Written Assignments

There are 3 written assignments due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:59 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbooks:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.