This course explores the skills and knowledge nurse executives need to effectively lead in a variety of healthcare systems. Students study the unique needs of healthcare settings such as hospitals, ambulatory facilities, community-based services, long-term care and private practice as well as financial, operational, regulatory and clinical aspects of management specific to a range of healthcare systems. Factors such as reimbursement, technology, staffing, leadership, organizational design and complexity and for-profit and not-for-profit aspects of the system will also be addressed in the context of nursing leadership strategies. Prerequisites: NRHL 5501, NRHL 5502, NRHL 5505 and NRHL 5506. 3 semester credit hour/s.