Leadership in Nursing Care


Social Sciences



Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical exercises:


Contact hours – clinical practice:


Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor

Level of study:

First Bologna cycle professional education study program





Subject specific competences:

The student:

  • becomes familiar with the modern leadership approaches;
  • learns the characteristics of different leadership styles;
  • learns about the importance of leadership for a successful and efficient nursing practice in the clinical setting;
  • learns about the importance of leadership in relation to people and main elements of leadership;
  • gains awareness about leadership as a discipline significantly influencing the processes and outcomes in health care and nursing.


Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:
  • Vodopija B, Vukasović-Žontar M, Rozman B, Žunec B, Lajh O, Požarnik M, et al. Učinkovita orodja vodenja.  Maribor: Založba forum media; 2007.
  • Marquis BL, Huston CJ. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing. Theory and application. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams&Wilkins; 2009.
  • Tomey AM. Nursing management and Leadership. 6th ed. Mosby; 2000.
  • Patricia K. Nursing Leadership & Management. 2nd ed Clifton Park: Delmar Learning; 2008.
  • Dimovski V. Avtentično vodenje v učeči se organizaciji. Ljubljana: Planet GV; 2009.


Recommended references:

  • Obzornik zdravstvene nege
  • Organization
  • Professional journal for dealling with people at work
  • Articles from other domestic and foreign magazines

Study obligations:

Prerequisite for the exam:
  • 30% obligatory attendance at the lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at the seminars
  • seminar work

Assessment methods:

  • written examination (80%)
  • seminar work (20%)