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NU 710 Human Resources and Fiscal Management in Nursing

Discover the human side of health care management.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

The human resources team helps keep an organization functioning effectively and within designated budgets and guidelines. In NU 710 Human Resources and Fiscal Management in Nursing you will discover what type of leader you are and how your leadership type will impact HR decisions such as selecting, training, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating employees.

The course begins with an overview of nursing leadership styles to help you identify how your individual personality type may enable a unique leadership style. You’ll discover the legal framework of contemporary human resources and discuss team building and employee relationships, interview techniques, and budgeting that addresses efficient and effective patient care. As you explore these concepts, you’ll develop an ethical, cost-effective plan of action to meet national regulatory and quality standards.

What You’ll Learn in NU 710

This course explores human resource management, staffing the organization, and employee relations. It integrates HR concepts and business principles, including finances, and analyzes labor relations, employment laws, privacy laws, performance appraisal, and disaster preparedness. Discussions examine recruitment, staffing and scheduling, performance appraisal, customer service, productivity, budgets, quality, and safety.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • An Introduction to the Basics of Human Resource (HR) Management
  • Examining HR Services and the Recruiting Process
  • Dealing with, and Documenting, Employee Performance and Behavior Issues
  • Labor Unions, Employee Relation,s and Organizational Management
  • Fiscal Management Concepts
  • The Unit Level Operating Budget
  • Comparing Reimbursements and Facing the Future
  • Surviving and Thriving in a Value-Based Environment

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NU 710, you will be able to:

  • Apply concepts of employee management (selecting, evaluating, disciplining, terminating) to decision making in management situations.
  • Use provisions from laws and regulations pertinent to employee relations (e.g. Fair Labor Practice Act, Civil Rights Act, EEO, right to work laws) to formulate responses to management situations.
  • Differentiate between employee performance and behavior issues, and the potential interrelationship of those issues with a state board of nursing and/or criminal prosecution.
  • Compare and contrast a traditional human resources approach and the approach that an ANCC Magnet-Recognized hospital might use to manage employees.
  • Describe financing of the U.S. health care system by government and private payers, and the impact of uninsured patients on the system.
  • Use quantitative methods of financial analysis to create a plan for a new service or activity in a health care organization.
  • Critique a monthly operating budget report, discussing potential causes of variance between actual and projected budgets.
  • Discuss the interrelationship between operating costs, quality of care, and staff recruiting and retention.

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To learn more about Human Resources and Fiscal Management or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.