Class Program
Credits 3

This course focuses on advocacy and leadership skills and encourages the student to develop a professional practice that includes a mission, vision, strategic and business plans, applicable policies and procedures, a job description, performance benchmarks and appraisal methods. Related interviews, supervision, leadership models, and appraisal methods are included. Trends in health care systems, management principles, promotion, marketing, liability, consultation, advocacy, and consulting roles are also explored. Development of a 5-year professional development plan including goals for advanced practice certifications and fieldwork education are developed. Ethical scenarios as potential practice liability issues are analyzed. Students will also critically analyze the professional entry competencies for practice (especially concerning rural practice), including certification and licensure responsibilities.