Nursing and Leadership (NURS204) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nursing and Leadership NURS204 2 1 0 3 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to enable the student to learn basic theories and concepts related to leadership and leadership process, to understand leadership role in nursing and to gain leadership skills.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the concept of leadership and theories about leadership.
  • Knows the forces that affect leadership in nursing.
  • Evaluates the leadership styles of people.
  • Knows the competencies of nurses in the leadership leadership process.
  • Explains how nurses' competencies can be developed in leading the leadership process.
  • Strives to develop his/her leadership as a student.
  • Defines how nurse leaders can shape their health policies.
Course Content Leadership concept, leadership theories and styles, forces influencing leadership, competencies of nurses in leadership process, lifelong learning and professional development, expectations from nurse leaders, coaching nurse leaders, the importance of student leadership, leadership in politics and excellence.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Program Introduction, Concepts Related to Leadership and Leadership Theories Reading the subject from references
2 Leading the Leadership: Forces Influencing Nursing Leadership Reading the subject from references
3 Leadership Styles Kaynaklardan konunun okunması
4 Case Studies on Leadership Styles Reading the subject from references
5 Leading the Leadership: Nurse Competencies Reading the subject from references
6 Leading the Leadership: Lifelong Learning and Professional Development, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
7 Midterm Exam
8 Leading the Leadership: Expectations for Nurse Leaders, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
9 Leading the Leadership: Coaching to Nurse Leaders, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
10 Leading the Future of Nursing: Importance of Student Leadership, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
11 Leading the Era of Change: Importance of Student Leadership, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
12 Leading the Policy, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
13 Leading Excellence, Related Case Analysis Reading the subject from references
14 Students’ Case Activities Reading the subject from references
15 Repetition of Subjects and Discussion Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Ellis, P., & Bach, S. (2015). Leadership, management and team working in nursing. Learning Matters.
2. Huber, D. (2010) Leadership and nursing care management. Saunders: Elsevier
3. Whitehead, D.K. (2010) Essentials of nursing leadership and management. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
4. Kelly, P. (2010) Essentials of nursing leadership & management. Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning
5. Barker, A. M., Sullivan, D.T., Emery, M.J. (2007). Leadership competencies for clinical managers: the renaissance of transformational leadership. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett
6. Roussel, L., Swansburg, R. J., & Swansburg, R. C. (2020). Management and leadership for nurse administrators (8th Ed). Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Application 14 1 14
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 1 14
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 8 8
Total Workload 76