Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management (Benchmark Assessment)
Due Date: Jun 26, 2016 23:59:59 Max Points: 150
In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250-word essay 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: nursing shortage and nurse turn-over, nurse staffing ratios, unit closures and restructuring, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction, and magnet designation.
Compare and contrast how you would expect nursing leaders and managers to approach your selected issue. Support your rationale by using the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager described in your readings.
Identify the approach that best fits your personal and professional philosophy of nursing and explain why the approach is suited to your personal leadership style.
Use at least two references other than your text and those provided in the course.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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PS; i like to choose the issue of nursing shortage and nurse turn-over.
i am working DOU. Our ratio is 3 to 1. One RN should take care of 3 patients in 12 hours shift no matter how patient`s acuity is. It is strict policy. house supervise does not care about this. Problem is, Usually there are no break nurses, no resource nurses due to nurse shortage and turn-over. It is hard to recruit nurses too. Nurses even cannot find a time for voiding. Too much burden and too much stresses, nurses resign quickly and find other job. I feel like to resign my job due to the work stresses and whole body pain. if resource nurses exist in my shift, i will feel better already, and i do not mind if my work load is heavy. because I have a hope to take my breath during break time which is required by the law. Other than nurse to patient ratio, resource nurse is also a must to do for the quality nursing.
Nursing Shortage and Nurse Turn-over Name Professor Date Introduction In the present age, nursing leaders as well as managers are utilizing and applying various approaches in dealing with issues affecting a healthcare institution. It is important that these leaders master and apply their skills and qualities in conjunction with the leadership principles and theories, so as to effectively handle their management staff. These leadership styles can differ from one individual to the other, depending on the experience and conditions that one has. In virtually all the healthcare setups, the issue of nurse shortage and nurse turnover is one that has always stood out as a bottleneck that hinders the effective operations in the hospital. These two issues are usually artificial in most cases, since they are simply a creation of the overall system. Managers in a healthcare setup are under immense responsibility to adequately balance between these aspects, so as try and avert the adverse impacts of the two. Nurse shortage and nurse turnover have been ongoing debates in the American system, with ca