Senior Practicum Leadership and Management - NUR 492


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Leadership Questions Paper for Senior Practicum Leadership and Management

  • Introduction
  • Personal views of leadership
  • How leadership differs from management
  • Characteristics of an effective leader
  • Conclusion
  • Submit paper to WritePoint and include report with assignment

Interview With a Healthcare Leader for Senior Practicum Leadership and Management - Interview a health care leader of your choosing. Discuss topics related to leadership style and the roles and responsibilities of leadership and management. Prepare a 1,250-1,500- word, APA-formatted paper summarizing your interview and be prepared discuss your summary in class.

Paper to include:

  • Leader described
  • Important qualitites or characteristics
  • Personal philosophy of leadership
  • Learning experiences most influence personal development as a
  • leader
  • How leadership is evolving in nursing
  • Challenging issues in current position
  • How mentor has effected leadership style
  • Advice for someone aspiring towards a leadership position
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

Organizational Structure and Culture Paper for Senior Practicum Leadership and Management - Obtain a nursing organizational chart for your agency, department, or service area. Write a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Introduction
  • Identify type of organizational structure
  • How structure creates an environment of support for client-centered care
  • Use of information systems with culture and organizational structure of the agency
  • Use of communication methods with culture and organizational structure of the agency
  • Use of a decision making-ability with culture and organizational structure of the agency
  • Identify informal and formal reporting lines while looking at issues of power and control, as well as who real leaders are in organization
  • How social and cultural influences of community integrate into delivery of care in your organization
  • How generational differences influence organizational culture of the workplace
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

Human Resource Policy Presentation - Perform a literature search on a human resource law or policy. Some possible topics are absenteeism, work place injury, or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Prepare a 4 to 5 slide Power Point presentation with speaker notes on one of the topics and describe the law or policy and how a workplace of your choosing would be able to demonstrate compliance with it. Presentation to include:

  • Describe the different roles and processes maintained by Human Resources
  • Describe the need for job analysis and its effects for the organization
  • How staffing mix and levels determined
  • Whether regular performance appraisals are completed in the workplace
  • Purpose of these reviews
  • State whether reviews are tied to monetary rewards
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

Risk Management Paper for Senior Practicum Leadership and Management- Prepare a 1,250-1,750-word paper on a current risk management issue at your facility.

Paper to include:

  • Steps that have been set in place or discussed to address the issue
  • Discuss how your agency determined a path to remedy the problem
  • Search the literature and provide three sources that identify valid methods adopted by other facilities to address the same problem
  • Compare your results to the process being developed at your agency
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

Process Improvement and Change Project Presentation - Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Power Point presentation with speaker notes on the topics listed below.

  • Identification of problem or process to be changed
  • Regulatory-enhancement or change needs, including driving forces
  • Benchmarking-enhancement or change needs, including driving forces
  • Improved efficiency-enhancement or change needs, including driving forces
  • Patient satisfaction-enhancement or change needs, including driving forces
  • Life safety issue-enhancement or change needs, including driving forces
  • Timeline
  • Methodology used
  • Change theorist and leadership style you would incorporate
  • Research literature to support proposed change process
  • PDAC cycle, implementation strategies, and evaluation process

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