History of Ideas in Nursing Practice Health Systems Leadership and Administration

This course will critically explore some aspects of the discourse of nursing through the examination and interpretation of both historical and contemporary accounts of nursing practice in light of shifting and prevailing intellectual ideas, socio-cultural, and/or historical circumstances. An emphasis will be placed on both the continuities and discontinuities in nursing leadership, the organization and administration of practice, and institutional/organizational dynamics through time. In this course, the course will help students to articulate the practice of nursing leadership and administration, its philosophical ontologies, and its relationship to or place within the contemporary historical world dominated by globalization, neoliberalism, managerialism, and proliferating technologies. At the same time, we will explore the distinctive contributions of nurses to the care of the sick and the organization, administration, and running of the health care system.

Delivery Format

Online Asynchronous


Sioban Nelson