SVC Catalog 2016-2017 is available as a pdf file (see link in left column on this page).
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Southern Vermont College is authorized to operate as an institution of higher education within the state of Vermont by the Vermont State Board of Education through the Vermont Agency of Education. Any complaints regarding Southern Vermont College should follow the guidelines posted here: http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU-VTAOE-Complaint_Resolution_for_Postsecondary_Education.pdf.
Nu443 Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare Systems 4 credits
The goal of this course is to assist the RN student to distinguish the difference between management and leadership, and to identify the characteristics of the leader which are most effective for creating change for the benefit of patients and the health care agency in which the nurse leader functions. Management, leadership, change, and innovation theories are used to evaluate nurse leader across a variety of settings. Access, cost and quality of care, patient advocacy, resource management, excellence in practice, interdisciplinary communication, evaluation of outcomes, and performance improvement are stressed. Prerequisites: Nu231 Bridge for Professional Nursing; Mg120 Foundations of Economics.