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Executive Program for Nurses
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Executive Program for Nurses

In the Department of Organization & Leadership

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Course Listing

Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

ORL 4003 Crisis intervention
Study of general crisis phenomena within the framework of crisis intervention theory. Analysis of individual, family, and community dynamics.

ORL 4011 Personnel management in healthcare
Examination and application of personnel management and human relations theory in the healthcare organization. Includes human resource utilization, problem solving, comunications theory, and evaluation performance. Special fee: $25.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORL 4014 Legal issues in healthcare organizations
Laws, administrative regulations, and pertinent case law affecting healthcare organizations. Theories of power, politics, and labor relations applied. Local, state, and federal impact on healthcare included. Special fee: $25.

ORL 4054 Leadership and management in healthcare organizations
Critical analysis of theory and research in organizational behavior, leadership, and management as it relates to the role of healthcare executives. Critique of the executive's role as it relates to these theories. Special fee: $25.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORL 5551 Ethics for healthcare professionals
Review of ethical issues in healthcare and healthcare delivery. Special fee: $150.

ORL 6011 Advanced system management
Managing systems requires the generation of useful information for decision-making. This course focuses on using information for strategic planning and management of systems in healthcare.

ORLN 4005 Theories of nursing
Theoretical foundations of nursing. Critical analysis of theories that explain the nature of nursing practice.

ORLN 4013 Fiscal management of the nursing organization
Focus is the fiscal impact of providing nursing services. Management information systems, organizing human and material resources, and assessing the cost and quality of nursing services are studied. Health organization finance and nursing budgeting are included.

ORLN 4050 Health problems and issues in society
Political and economic concepts influencing the delivery of healthcare services. Consideration of health issues facing the public and possible courses of action.

ORLN 5000 Nursing science
Prerequisite: ORLN 4005. Examination of emerging issues in nursing research and healthcare. Relevance to theory development and health policy are emphasized.
Instructor(s): Keville Frederickson

ORLN 5005 Interdisciplinary theory in nursing
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4050, or equivalent. Evaluation of utility of theories and models from related disciplines in posing research problems in nursing. Focus on strategies of concept analysis and theory derivation.

ORLN 5010 Administration of a nursing organization
Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Analysis and application of administrative theory and structure to the nurse executive role. Analysis of fit of models to the nursing administrative task. Application of MBO quantitative decision theory, and other models in the nursing administrative function.

ORLN 5011 Designing, planning, and monitoring the healthcare system
Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Corequisites or prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4013, and ORLN 5010. Identification and analysis of organization and planning theories applicable to the nursing care system. Development of design models based on analyses of current and predictable healthcare needs of society and the nursing market. Ability to assess architectural plans as they impact on nursing care delivery.

ORLN 5013 Informatics in nursing
Focus on computerized management information systems, computer-based analysis of decision alternatives, assessing nursing care quality and cost-effectiveness, and other feedback mechanisms specific to the nursing organization. Special fee: $50.

ORLN 5040 Methods in nursing research
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5000. Analysis of hypothetical generation, study designs, and data collection methods in nursing research with emphasis on application to practice.

ORLN 5043 Nursing research development
Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5040, or equivalents. Philosophical foundations of empirical and naturalistic inquiry methods are examined with reference to developing a domain-significant research problem. Emphasis given to clarification to study design within interdisciplinary knowledge relevant to nursing.

ORLN 5230 Fieldwork in nursing education
Permission required. Supervised practice in teaching nurse learners in one or more settings: classroom, clinical, or practice.

ORLN 5530 Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation
Inquiry in effective strategies for teaching and evaluating students in the laboratory setting. Analysis, or theory and related research.

ORLN 5908 Independent study in professional nursing
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 5910 Independent study in nursing administration
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6014 Managing the socially responsible organization
Analysis of selected social, economic, and political megatrends that have or will continue to influence the direction of change in the healthcare industry. The process of analysis is intended to serve as a conceptual framework for the categorization of discrete trends affecting the management of nursing services and programs.

ORLN 6501 Seminar in professional nursing
Prerequisites: Two courses in nursing professionalism and/or history. Examination of selected professional nursing problems or domain in depth. Course may be repeated for credit if different topics are covered.

ORLN 6511 Innovations in nursing management
Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 4011, ORLN 5010. Selected innovations in nursing, other health disciplines and management science are analyzed regarding underlying processes for translating new knowledge into successful practice. Special fee: $10.

ORLN 6514 Marketing nursing programs and services
Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 5010. Analysis of marketing concepts and principles of strategic planning as they relate to nurse executive role in health service industry.

ORLN 6522 Policy formation and governance in healthcare
Policy formation and governance within nursing organizations and within the larger institution of which they are a part. Exploration of external and internal influences on policy formation in nursing.

ORLN 6540 Dissertation design development
Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5005, ORLN 5043, statistics, and certification. Required of all doctoral candidates. Group critique of dissertation proposals; focus on beginning to intermediate aspects of analysis of theory and research design. This course may be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready for the departmental examination. Once ORLN 6540 is taken, continuous fall/spring enrollment in this course or in ORLN 8900 is required until the semester during which the departmental examination is held.
Instructor(s): Keville Frederickson, Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6541 Advanced dissertation design development
Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. Focus on advanced aspects of research design and method.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6615 Colloquium in nursing administration
Prerequisite: Determined by instructor based on subject to be covered. Examination of selected problems in nursing administration for in-depth coverage. Course may be repeated for credit if different topic is taken.

ORLN 6635 Colloquium in nursing education
Prerequisite: Determined by instructor based on topic selected. Examination of selected problems in nursing education practice and administration. Course may be repeated for credit if different topic covered.

ORLN 6908 Independent study in professional nursing
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6910 Independent study in nursing administration
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6930 Independent study in nursing education
Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing education. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 6940 Independent study in nursing research
Permission required. Allows student to contract with an individual faculty member for research-related work in a defined area of study, including dissertation development.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 7500 Dissertation seminar in nursing
Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. The departmental examination, involving presentation of dissertation proposal for faculty approval. This course is required of all certified doctoral candidates and may be taken only once. If the student is unable to satisfactorily complete the departmental examination during the semester in which enrolled, an incomplete is given.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 7900 Directed dissertation in research
Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 6540 and ORLN 6541. All doctoral students eligible for this course must register for this course during completion of the dissertation. This course may be repeated as often as necessary upon advice of the advisor.
Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi

ORLN 8900 Dissertation advisement in nursing

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation following completion of all course work. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For continuous requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.


Instructor(s): Elaine Rigolosi