In this assignment, you will write a 1,000-1,250 word paper describing how nursing leaders and managers approach practice issues differently. To finish this assignment, you must do the following:
Choose one of the following issues: bullying, unit closures and restructuring, floating, nurse turnover, nurse staffing ratios, the use of contract employees (such as registry and travel nurses), or magnet designation.
Describe the chosen issue. Discuss how it affects patient safety and quality of care in the setting where it occurs.
Discuss how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to aid in the resolution of the problem or to maintain professional conduct.
Explain the distinct roles of nursing leaders and nursing managers in this situation, as well as the various approaches they take to address the selected issue and promote patient safety and quality care. Use the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager described in your readings to back up your argument.
Discuss what additional steps managers and leaders should take to ensure professionalism in a variety of health care settings while addressing the selected issue.
Describe a leadership style that would be most effective in dealing with the chosen issue. Explain why this style might work in this situation.