Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship Health Systems Leadership and Administration

The goal of NUR1169Y is to provide students in the final term of the MN program with opportunities to integrate previous learning and continue the analysis, synthesis and integration of advanced theoretical principles and concepts related to advanced nursing leadership practice. NUR1169Y utilizes the Canadian Nurses Association’s Advanced Practice Nursing: A Pan-Canadian Framework'(CNA, 2019) and the Canadian College of Health Leaders LEADS Framework (2010). This course specifically provides students with opportunities to further develop and establish their knowledge, skills, and judgment related to the CNA (2019) competencies with a particular emphasis on leadership and research. Students must be very familiar with the entire CNA framework, as in this course, students activate, build, and refine the knowledge and skills that are consistent with the core competencies as outlined in the framework. In addition, the Canadian College of Health Leaders LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework (2010) denotes the skills, behaviours, abilities and knowledge for effective leadership in the health system-and is used to frame one of the objectives for the practicum. Students are also expected to integrate knowledge from previous MN HSLA course work as well as current readings and other course activities. Nursing takes place in a variety of settings. Scholarship in advanced nursing practice is not confined to any one role or setting, rather is an attribute of the advanced practice of senior nurse leaders/managers/administrators, nurse clinicians, educators, and researchers. Thus, the NUR1169Y leadership practicum is completed virtually or in-person in a setting that allows students to focus on applied leadership in practice and builds on the foundation of completed MN HSLA course work and professional experiences. This focus includes leadership/management/administration and knowledge translation. Students have options to pursue leadership practicum placements in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, community hospitals, home care/community settings, long-term care organizations, complex continuing care settings, public health, and government/professional and/or policy organizations. The leadership practicum placement should align with the individual student’s learning leadership goals, completed course work, and future career goals. Course participation consolidates development as an advanced practice nurse with students engaging in:-a formal guiding relationship with an advanced practice Masters-prepared nurse leader/director/management preceptor;-demonstration of advanced nursing leadership practice competencies through engagement in advanced nursing leadership practice(CNA, 2019; LEADS, 2010); -active participation within a community of student learners to understand and integrate advanced practice nurse leadership competencies; -completion of assessment/evaluation requirements for the course

Delivery Format

Online and In-Person


Linda McGillis Hall