NUR 514 Discussion Questions 1-2 and Essay
Grand Canyon University Course 514
A little information about me…. I have been a registered nurse for 29 years. I am certified in Med/Surg, Bariatrics and Oncology. I am currently working as a charge nurse on the med/surg unit at this present time. I am attending Grand Canyon University to achieve a degree in Leadership. I want to be a Clinical Nurse Leader.
Review Chapter 6 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.
Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care
Read Chapters 2-4, 7, and 14 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care.
Advancing the Nursing Profession Begins With Leadership
Read “Advancing the Nursing Profession Begins With Leadership,” by O’Neill, from Journal of Nursing Administration (2013).
Nursing Leadership From Bedside to Boardroom: Opinion Leaders’ Perceptions
Read “Nursing Leadership From Bedside to Boardroom: Opinion Leaders’ Perceptions,” by Blizzard, Khoury, and McMurray (2015), located on the Campaign for Action website.
Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation
Read “Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation,” located on the Mind Tools website.
Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader
Read “Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader,” located on the Mind Tools website.
Nurse Manager Leadership Partnership NUR 514 Discussion Questions 1-2 and Essay
Explore the “Nurse Manager Leadership Partnership” section on the American Organization of Nurse Executives website.
Topic 2: Professional Leadership
Differentiate between leadership and management.
Analyze different leadership theories and styles.
Analyze characteristics of the professional nurse leader and nursing leadership.
Evaluate strategies for effectively leading and managing within health care organizations. Tell the difference between leading and managing.
Look at the different theories and styles of leadership.
Analyze what makes a professional nurse leader and what it means to lead in nursing.
Check out different ways to lead and manage in health care organizations.
Explore possible causes of conflict, the rules of negotiation, and models and strategies for solving conflicts.
Explore potential causes of conflict, principles of negotiation, and conflict resolution models and strategies.
Topic 2 DQ 1
From your experience in the health care industry, what is the difference between leadership and management? How can an advanced registered nurse both lead well and provide management? Think about interactions with patients, team members, daily tasks, and responsibilities as you formulate your response.
Topic 2 DQ 2 NUR 514 Discussion Questions 1-2 and Essay
The underlying principle of servant leadership is that leaders address the needs of the team before their own and serve others before serving the self. After reviewing the topic materials and conducting your own research on servant leadership, describe how the vocation of the nurse is similar to the goals of a servant leader. Identify any examples you have seen in your practice, and the best way you can demonstrate servant leadership in nursing practice.
Leadership Style Reflective Essay
This assignment focuses on the importance of self-assessment and reflection.
Self-awareness is essential for developing leadership skills. Recognizing your own strengths, weaknesses, and values, and understanding emotional intelligence and learning styles can help you to be a more effective nurse leader.
For this assignment, you have the opportunity to take a variety of self-assessments to learn more about yourself and identify your assets and weaknesses as a leader. This will assist you in discovering how you can improve your own self-leadership skills. You will be asked to think critically about your results and submit a reflection as directed below.
Select three of the following self-assessments and complete them. Be sure to document the results of each assessment to assist you in completing the reflection portion of the assignment below.
Emotional Intelligence Assessment: “Emotional Intelligence Test”: ttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/tests/personality/emotional-intelligence-test
Personality Assessment: “Free Personality Test”: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Learning Styles Assessment: “Values Profile”: http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/
Values Assessment: “Values Profile”: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/tests/personality/values-profile
Values Assessment: “Rokeach Values Survey”: http://faculty.wwu.edu/tyrank/Rokeach%20Value%20Survey.pdf
Diversity Assessment: “Cultural Competence Self-Test”: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/SCPAconference/Cultural%20Competence%20Self-Test.pdf
Becoming self-aware is an ongoing process requiring introspection. The more often people practice self-reflection, the more opportunities they have to understand their own behaviors and adapt their approaches to working with other people, which can improve both your own and other’s abilities to meet their professional goals.
In a 750-1,000 word reflective essay, address the following:
Briefly summarize why you selected each self-assessment and the results you obtained on each assessment.
Identify the leadership style that closely aligns to your philosophy of care, and explain what appeals to you about that style.
Reflect on how you might incorporate elements of that particular style as you exercise leadership in a practice or health care organization setting.
Discuss any particular areas for improvement the assessments helped you identify and some steps for improving your leadership capabilities.
You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.