Leadership Theories and Personal Identification of Style and Strengths.Course Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010).Leadership competencies in nursing and healthcare.Baltimore: Author.
NURS 4020:Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare

Week 1
Leadership Theories and Personal Identification of Style and Strengths

Resources

Media

Course Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010).Leadership competencies in nursing and healthcare.Baltimore: Author.
“Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare,” featuring Dr. Kenneth J. Rempher, Dr. Diane Mancino, Dr. Don Arthur, Dr. David Nash, Dr. Cecilia K. Wooden, and Dr. Leslie Mancuso

Required Readings

Course Text: Sullivan, E. J., & Decker, P. J. (2013).Effective leadership and management in nursing(8th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Chapter 4, “Leading, Managing, Following”

Course Text: American Nursing Association. (2010).Nursing: Scope & standards of practice.Silver Springs, MD: Nursesbooks.org. Retrieved from.waldenulibrary.org/limited/ANA.htm”>http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/limited/ANA.htm

Course Text: Fowler, M. (2008).Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and application.Silver Springs, MD: Nursesbooks.org. Retrieved from
.waldenulibrary.org/limited/ANA.htm”>http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/limited/ANA.htm

Articles:
Jackson, J. R., Clements P. T., Averill J. B., & Zimbro K. (2009). Patterns of knowing: Proposing a theory for nursing leadership.Nursing Economic$,27(3), 149-159.
Kerfoot, K. M. (2009). Denial and immunity to change: It starts with the leader.Nursing Economic$,27(6), 422-423.

Optional Resources are listed in the Week 1 Learning Resources.

Threaded Discussion

Leadership Theory and Health Care

Reflect on the information presented this week and on your own work environment. Then, respond to the following:
Which theory of leadership do you think is most effective in today’s health care environment? Why?
How does ANA’s Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice influence nursing leadership?

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Post your response by Day 3of this week. Respond by Day 7to at least twoof your colleagues’ postings. See the Week 1 Discussion area for details.

Application

Leadership Theory Paper

Throughout this degree program, you have been exposed to many great leaders in nursing and health care. Reflect on the leadership demonstrated by individuals such as Dr. Maggi McClure, Dr. Diane Mancino, Dr. Karen Drenkard, Ms. Joan Marren, Dr. Leslie Mancuso, Maria Manna, and Dr. Kenneth Rempher. Great leaders share common characteristics. As you have heard in this week’s media presentation, leadership skills can be learned and developed. The first step in developing leadership skills is increasing your self-awareness of your leadership qualities and abilities. In order to be an effective leader, you must find a style, or styles, that meet both your needs and those of the institution. Complete at least one of the following assessment inventories.
Gallup Strength Finders


 

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