This GCU course states that Registered nurses with current licensure have a basic understanding of the role of the professional nurse. This course emphasizes further development of the professional nurse role. Critical management and leadership values, styles, and skills are a major focus. Particular attention is given to the identification of personal leadership styles and values. Importance is placed on development of effective management and leadership skills, with emphasis on effective communication.
Social media plays a significant role in the lives of nurses in both their professional and personal lives. Additionally, social media is now considered a mainstream part of the process for recruiting and hiring candidates. Inappropriate or unethical conduct on social media can create legal problems for nurses as well as the field of nursing.
Login to all social media sites in which you engage. Review your profile, pictures and posts. Based on the professional standards of nursing, identify item..
Week 1 - Discussion Question 1Describe the difference in roles between leadership and management. Explain how the goals of management and leadership overlap and provide one example. As a nurse leader, describe how you can facilitate change by taking advantage of this overlap.Week 1 - Discussion Question 2Compare two leadership theories. Provide an overview of each and discuss the strengths and weakness in relation to nursing practice.Week 1 - Discussion Question 3 Review your state's mandat..
In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250 word paper describing the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice. To complete this assignment, do the following:
Select an issue from the following list: bullying, unit closers and restructuring, floating, nurse turnover, nurse staffing ratios, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), or magnet designation.
Describe the selected issue. Discuss how it impacts quality of care an..
Week 2 - Discussion Question 1One of the five elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Explain why emotional intelligence is crucial for effective leadership. Discuss what behaviors someone with a high degree of self-awareness would demonstrate within the context of leading and managing groups. Provide an example.Week 2 - Discussion Question 2Discuss the purpose of strategic planning in a health care environment. Explain what factors affect future planning would include planning in ..
In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:
The purpose of the quality improvement initiative.
The target population or audience.
Week 3 - Discussion Question 1Describe the fundamental principles of servant leadership. Present two qualities of servant leadership and explain how they support interprofessional communication in providing patient care.Week 3 - Discussion Question 2Describe the characteristics of performance-driven team. Describe the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and explain why it is important in understanding the types of motivation when it comes to team performance...
Organizational Values Presentation Includes: 13 Slides along with Detailed Speaker NotesPrepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation, with speaker notes, that examines the significance of an organization's culture and values. For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Loom to create a voice-over or a video. Refer to the Topic Materials for additional guidance on recording your presentation with Loom. Include an additional slide for the Loom link at the beginning, and an additional slide for R..
Week 4 - Discussion Question 1Discuss how nurse leaders serve as advocates for their employees. Describe how advocacy for employees affects patient care and outcomes.Week 4 - Discussion Question 2Discuss barriers caused by an organizational culture that can be encountered by nursing leaders that can make them feel powerless...
Research a health care organization or network that spans several states within the United States (United Healthcare, Vanguard, Banner Health, etc.). Assess the readiness of the health care organization or network you chose in regard to meeting the health care needs of citizens in the next decade.
Prepare a 1,000-1,250 word paper that presents your assessment and proposes a strategic plan to ensure readiness. Include the following:
Describe the health care organization or network.
Week 5 - Discussion Question 1
Discuss how nurse managers and nurse leaders contribute to the reengineering of health care.
Week 5 - Discussion Question 2
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is the responsibility of all nurses and is vital when addressing the challenges of the health care industry. Provide an example of how you would apply CQI in your current or past position.
Week 5 - Discussion Question 3
Watch the "Diary of Medical Mission Trip" videos dealing with the catastrophic earthqu..