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NURS 517. Organizational Science Implications for Human and Material Resource Management. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits (3 credits lecture). Classical, modern and postmodern theories of organizations are examined as the scientific foundation for leadership and administration in health care organizations. Human capital is presented as a foundation for examining individual and group thinking and decision-making. How groups and organizations form and evolve is explored through classic and current research. Foundations in human resource management and law, evaluating performance, job analysis and design, managing conflict, and influencing a culture of diversity and inclusion will be applied to current practice issues. Supply chain logistics and management, including product evaluation and decision-making related to sustainability, are studied.