Performance Management in Healthcare – NURS 522

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will allow students to explore the concepts that support a sound approach to managing performance. Performance management is a proactive and ongoing process which strives to align individual, unit, and/or team performance with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the organization. When organizational goals are established, performance metrics are created along with a methodical measurement process that will support analysis of performance. Performance management also implies that leaders are managing their individual staff through relationship and rapport building, investment in the ongoing growth of employees, goal setting, motivating and rewarding staff, and giving feedback at regular intervals.




Effective leaders proactively manage the performance of their team(s). The aspiring healthcare and/or nurse leader will be exposed to concepts, strategies, and competencies that will fortify their approach to leading through strong relationship building, delineation of roles for team members, use of monitoring metrics, and attainment of desired outcomes/goal achievement.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explore the characteristics of high performing work teams.
  2. Examine corporations and entities that demonstrate outstanding performance management.
  3. Apply the principles of transformational leadership and emotional intelligence.
  4. Apply the principles of performance measurement.
  5. Apply proactive communication skills.
  6. Develop a performance management plan.
  7. Apply the Christian worldview to performance management.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student will use the forum to communicate with his/her group members and collaborate to produce assignments.

The student will write 2 blog posts for this course. Each blog will be on a different topic outlined within the course. Each blog post must be at least 500 words and incorporate at least 1 peer-reviewed journal article published within the last 5 years in current APA format as well as biblical principles. In addition to the post, you must reply to at least 3 classmates’ posts. Each reply must be at least 250 words, cite at least 1 peer-reviewed journal article published within the last 5 years, and integrate biblical principles.

The student will write a 2-page article critiquse in current APA format that evaluates selected articles. The critique must include at least 2–3 peer-reviewed references published within the last 5 years in addition to the article being critiqued.

The student will utilize the checklist from the Wheelan text to assess the team support status of their current employer.

The paper will be 5  pages in current APA format that focuses on the topic outlined within the course. The paper must include at least 5 peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

The presentation will focus on the topic outlined within the course. The presentation will include 20-25 slides and supported by current research