Prerequisites: All 300-level Nursing courses; NURS 426. Corequisite: NURS 427L. Focuses on the function of the professional nurse as self-care agent through leadership, administration and change. Presents theories of group dynamics, leadership, organizations, planned change, power and conflict as they apply in the nursing unit. Regular written assignments are required. Lab: Application of self-care agency through use of leadership and administration theories and skills in clinical settings. Students synthesize professional nursing roles through individualized learning contract. Credit given only if a passing grade is earned. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab per week.