The focus of this course is the professional nurse's leadership and management role within health care delivery systems. The multi-faceted aspects of the role of the nurse as leader and manager are explored in depth, with emphasis on the role of the nurse as change agent. Organizational behavior, decision-making, the change process and the management of health care organizations are components of this course. The concepts of professionalism, leadership-management, research and teaching-learning are integrated with the professional nurse's role as a manager. This course prepares students to function as change agents in the health care delivery system.