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NURS 6200 The Nurse Administrator: Leading & Managing for Excellence: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6200 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Christensen, C. M., & Raynor, M. E. (2003). Why hard-nosed executives should care about management theory. Harvard Business Review, 81(9), 67–74.

Cohen, S. (2005). Smoothly transition from friend to manager. Nursing Management, 36(2), 12–13.

Collins, J. C. & Porras, J. L. (1996). Building your company’s vision. Harvard Business Review, 74(5),65–77.

Cotter, C. (2007). Making the case for a clinical information system: The chief information officer view. Journal of Critical Care, 22(1), 56-65.

Coutu, D. L. (2003). Sense and reliability: A conversation with celebrated psychologist Karl E. Weick. Harvard Business Review, 81(4), 84–90.

Garvin, D. A. et al., (2008). Is yours a learning organization? Harvard Business Review, 86 (3), 109–116.

Grant, K. F. (1993). Moving out of the middle: Transition to nurse executive. Nursing Management, 24(11), 74–76.

Linder, J. (2005). How do things really work around here? Across the Board, 42(6), 24–29.

McBride, A. B. (2005). Nursing and the informatics revolution. Nursing Outlook, 53(4), 183–191.

Newhouse, R.P., Pettit, J.C., Rocco, L., & Poe, S. (2006). The slippery slope: Differentiating between quality improvement and research. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(4), 211–219.

Nohria, N., Joyce, W., & Roberson, B. (2003). What really works. Harvard Business Review, 81(7), 43–52.

Pfeffer, J. & Sutton, R.I. (2006). Evidence-based management. Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 63–74.

Russell, G., & Scoble, K. (2003). Vision 2020, part 2: Educational preparation for the future nurse manager. Journal of Nursing Administration, 33(7–8), 404–409.

Scoble, K. B., & Russell, G. (2003). Vision 2020, part I: Profile of the future nurse leader. Journal of Nursing Administration, 33(6), 324–330.

Stull, D. N. & Houlder, D. (2005). Do your commitments match your convictions? Harvard Business Review, 83(1), 82–91.

Zaleznik A. (2004). Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?. Harvard Business Review, 82(1), 74-81.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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