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.
Leadership in Nursing
Nursing is one of the most sensitive jobs in the medical industry and even when compared to a number of other industries. This is mostly due in part to the life choices the nurses have to make in the split second of the moment, sometimes without enough information. However, there is also the fact that, the nursing field much like most of the medical fields are always growing. This is relative to the fact that, research is a crucial part of medicine (Adams, 2017). As such, there is the element of personal growth that are associated with continuous quality improvement which are crucial to enhancing the level of health care delivery. With every little detail on the improvement of health care, the nurses are required to enhance their skills and provide better health care deliverables ("Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation", 2017). In this respect, there are two main aspects that relate to the level of guidance the nurses expect and level growth the patients expect (Ryan, 2016).
Being a manager is a different approach than being a leader. It is however most important to note