Netherlands, U

Nurses Work, Nursing Management and Clinical Leadership

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 895

In this practice orientated course we focus on Nursing Leadership in daily work. Having insight in the strategic and clinical role a nurse leader plays in healthcare is of great value nowadays. With a combination of workshops, lab sessions, lectures, excursions and role play we let you investigate your own potential as a nurse leader and give you the opportunity to meet other highly motivated nurse students, giving a boost to your CV and your international professional network.

Healthcare organizations are difficult to manage. Different logics and value systems are at play. Leadership and management is of importance when aiming on ensuring high quality patient care, employee satisfaction and overall organizational effectiveness . This is particularly so for front line nurse managers; they are the key interface between care, cure and managerial control as they are “close to the action”. At most nursing schools leadership and management are not in the core of the curriculum. This is understandable, the main focus is on training nurses, not managers or leaders. Nevertheless we believe that addressing management and leadership in an early phase of your professional career as a (student) nurse helps creating better healthcare organizations and improve the quality of care of our patients.

You will work closely together with other nurse students form different countries on topics such as (clinical) leadership [related to issues like palliative care, healthy aging etc.), professionalization, having influence in daily practice, intercultural nursing, management of complex organizations, process management etc.. We will have lab sessions working on different cases in subgroups and visit a hospital, hospice and nursing home. We collaborate with the other summerschool courses given by HU University of Applied Sciences.

Course leader

Pieterbas Lalleman MA BSN RN is a nurse and an organizational sociologist. He worked as a visiting research scholar at Pace University New York and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Now he works as a researcher at the research center for Innovatio

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate Nursing students.

Special welcome for partner students from Pace University, Western Michigan University, Hanyang University, Klinikum Neumarkt, Aalborg University, Hacettepe University and many others who worked with us and send students the last 8 years.

Master, PhD and DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) students are welcomed at our multidisciplinary, blended learning, post graduate summerschool course Leadership in Health Care.

Course aim

Gaining insight in your own potential as nurse leader is one of the aims of the course. Establishing a professional network and learning from other healthcare systems are also key. After attending all the workshops, lectures and excursions you will be tested on the last Thursday of the course. A full day group assessment game will help you successfully round off the course, showing your potential as a future nurse leader and the lessons learned from the entire course.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: Course + course materials + housing

€ 0 - Course + course materials (for HU-students)

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course. Please visit the Elevate website to see the complete course overview.
EUR 0: Course + curse materials + housing (for students from partner universities)


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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