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:
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.
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. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Running head: TITLE 1
In this area, you will place an introduction to your paper. This introduction will explain your selected issue [Select one: 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] and why it’s important to you. You will also include a strong thesis statement that will let the reader know what they are about to read. A thesis statement would look something like this: “The purpose of this paper is to describing the differing approaches of nursing leaders and managers to (your identified issue from the list) in practice. This paper will further compare and contrast how leaders vs managers would approach the selected issue. This paper will conclude with the author’s personal and professional philosophy of nursing.” Comment by Molina, Peter: Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Manager vs. Leader Comparison
Directly from your rubric: 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. The comparison and contrast of how you would expect nursing leaders and managers to approach your selected issue meets all criteria for the assignment, is provided in detail. Higher level thinking is demonstrated by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.
Directly from your rubric: 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. The identification of the approach that best fits your personal and professional philosophy of nursing meets all criteria for the assignment, and is provided in detail. Higher level thinking is demonstrated by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.
Directly from your rubric: Identify a possible funding source that addresses your issue. Consider looking at federal, state, and local organizations. For example: There are many grants available through the CDC, HRSA, etc.
As you can see, I have created this template directly from the rubric. I grade in this manner as well. I look for the key points of the assignment and award points accordingly. When you take time to construct your work in this manner, you also ensure that YOU are meeting all the requirements of the assignment and are not leaving out key points.
In your conclusion, you will tie together the key points of what you just wrote and also restate how you met the objectives of the thesis statement you made at the conclusion of your introductory paragraph.
Students, please utilize this exemplar tool as a framework for all your future assignments in my course that require you to submit papers in APA format. This will save you much time and ensure you maximize your point attainment. As you can tell, this template is constructed in APA format.
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Honkavuo, L., & Lindstro, U. (2014). Nurse leaders’ responsibilities in supporting nurses experiencing difficult situations in clinical nursing. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(1), 117-26.
Hinno, S., Partanen, P., & Julkunen, V.K. (2012). Nursing activities, nurse staffing and adverse patient outcomes as perceived by hospital nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(11/12), 1584-1593.