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:
1) 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
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) 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
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