NUR 480 focuses on the management functions and leadership roles of a professional nurse and that nurse’s professional socialization within a healthcare organization as it relates to patient care. Various modes of inquiry, including nursing process, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking are emphasized. 

The course is designed to assist the student in refining the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse as a leader and change agent in the provision of nursing care and its relation to the healthcare organization.