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NURS696 - Practicum in Nursing Leadership

Course Details

Course Code: NURS696 Course ID: 5013 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This practicum is completed with a nurse leader in a selected setting and will apply the leadership theories and concepts essential to the nurse leader role. The practicum provides the student the opportunity to apply their learning to their area of interest. Students engage in leadership activities such as committees, staff education, or quality improvement projects. Students work with their faculty member to select the practicum site. 160 clinical hours are required for completion of this practicum. All core and specialty courses must be completed before taking this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 04/24/22 Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 06/26/22 Winter 2022 Session C 16 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 08/21/22 Spring 2022 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  1. Assume a leadership role in the promotion of culturally responsive, high-quality care through effective healthcare team coordination and interdisciplinary communication.
  2. Apply leadership skills to effectively design, implement, and evaluate patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.
  3. Analyze factors that impact healthcare financing and the impact on the healthcare delivery system to delivery high quality care.
  4. Reflect upon personal organizational and systems leadership skills critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care.

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Masters Essentials covered in this course include I-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 5 graded discussions. In Week 15 is a Reflection discussion, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.


  • 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 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • 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 5 written assignments due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbook:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Academic Writing Requirements:

The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.

Book Title:There is no required text book purchase. Students should use learning materials, and text books from previous nursing courses as references.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.