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RNBS 406 / 407 formerly NURS 406 / NURS 407 Leadership and Management in Nursing

NURS 420/NUPR 420 Leadership and Management in Nursing (RNBS 406/RNBS 407)

NURS 420 / RNBS 406: Students examine management and leadership principles essential for effective nurse managers and leaders in health care environments.

NUPR 420 / RNBS 407: Students apply knowledge gained in NURS 406 to leadership and management within a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is on communication, decision making, motivation and management.


Health Care Leadership Council. Retrieved from

National Institute for Health Care Leaders. Retrieved from

The Campaign for Leadership. Retrieved from

American Organization for Nurse Executives. (2018). Resource library. Retrieved from

Databases and Journals

There are thousands of nursing journals available in full text through the EBSCOHost databases, in particular CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) and Medline.

JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration

Nursing Economic$

Nursing Management (UK)

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Nursing Research

American Journal of Nursing

Journal of Health and Human Services Administration


NURS 420 / NUPR 420 / RNBS 406 / RNBS 407 Reference Resources and Reading List

Related Library Book Call Numbers

There are several different places to look for books on nursing and health care leadership and management: RT86.5 RT89 and RT89.3


Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2017). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application. (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1496349798


Transformational Leadership in Nursing : From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader (2021)

Leadership and Management Competence in Nursing Practice : Competencies, Skills, Decision-Making (2019)

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management (2019)

Nursing Leadership and Management : Theories, Processes, and Practice (2007)

SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS/MATERIALS (request through OPAC for curbside pickup)

Clark, C. (2009). Creative nursing leadership and management. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Dirschel, K., & Klainberg, M. (Ed.). (2010). Today's nursing leader: Managing, succeeding, excelling. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Ellis, J.R., & Hartley, C.L. (2009). Managing and coordinating nursing care. (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott  Williams & Wilkins.

Finkelman, A.. (2019). Professional nursing concepts: Competencies for quality leadership.(4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Mason, D.J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H., & O’Grady, E. T. (Eds.). (2016). Policy & politics in nursing and health care. (7th ed.). St.  Louis: Elsevier.

Masters, K. (2017). Role development in professional nursing practice. (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2018). Leading and managing in nursing. (7th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.


Recommended Journal Articles

Goodyear, C. (2018). Career development for nurse managers. Nursing Management, 49(3), 49-53.

Cox, J. A.  (2016). Leadership and management roles: Challenges and success. AORN Journal, 104(2), 155-160.    or


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