Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

N4455 Nursing Leadership and Management

Change Theories Project

Note: You will create a PowerPoint slide presentation (not an APA paper) for this assignment. Submit your assignment to the Academic Coach for grading for this module. If you do not submit a PowerPoint slide presentation you will not receive credit for this assignment. Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

Overview: Change Theories Project

Each student will produce a plan for implementing a change project in nursing departments throughout the organization. You will begin by selecting one of the options provided in module one and propose a change to solve the problem. If you do not select one of the provided options you will not receive credit for this assignment. Then you will select one of the change theories you have studied that models how you want to implement the proposed change. You will conduct a SWOT analysis and develop a comprehensive action plan. You will create a PowerPoint presentation of your plan with a “script” in the Notes section below each slide, as if you are presenting this to an audience. These will be your speaker notes as if you are presenting your PowerPoint to an audience. You MUST have a notes section for your slides. There will be a 50 point deduction if notes are not present. (The Notes section can be found below each slide within the PowerPoint presentation).

During and after your work, you will examine the types of communications, decision-making processes, and processes you use, and comment upon those in the last part of the “script.” Nursing Leadership And Management Homework




1. Select and utilize a change theory model to implement the proposed change (chapter 5)

2. Analyze the leadership roles and management skills necessary to implement a new program.

3. Identify your decision-making process.

4. Demonstrate the elements of the change process.


Use this rubric to guide your work.


Criteria Target Acceptable Unacceptable

(8 points)

Clear statement of a scenario (problem) and proposed change and rationale


Statement of a proposed change

(2 points)

No statement of a proposed change


Clear statement of appropriate change theory model to use


Statement of theory model addressed

(4 points)

No statement of theory model


SWOT Analysis

(12 points)

Clear identification of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with implementing or failing to implement the proposed plan

(12 points)

Description of some potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the proposed plan

(9-10 points)

Missing description of viable strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats associated with proposed plan

(0-8 points)

Action Plan

(40 points)

Each of these components addressed in detail

(5 points each = 40 points)

· Change Theory Model

· Steps and processes

· Communication plan

· Leadership styles

· Management functions

· Budget requirements/ implications

· Steps to assure staff compliance

· Evaluation

Each of these components addressed generally

(4 points each = 32 points) (See list under “Target”)

Some components addressed minimally or not at all

(0-2 points each = 16 points maximum)

Decision-Making Process

(15 points)

Analysis of the decision- making process used, including effective/ineffective processes and what you would change in the future

(15 points)

General analysis of the decision-making process used, including effective/ineffective processes or what you would you change in the future

(10-14 points)

Minimal or no analysis of the decision-making process used

(0 -9 points)


(25 points)

At least 3 references to professional literature, with correct APA citations


At least 2 references to professional literature, with mostly correct APA citations


One reference to professional literature, with correct APA citation

(10 points)

Note: There will be automatic 50 point reduction if notes are not included.

Action Plan (Pivotal portion of project)

Your plan will include at least-

· Supporting rationale for implementing the new program.

· Steps and processes necessary to assure staff compliance.

· Ways in which you will communicate your plan.

· The change process you have chosen with an explanation of how and why this model was selected.

· A definition of the leadership style you expect to be most effective.

· What management functions you will utilize.

· Any budget requirements/implications.

· The advantages and disadvantages of using a work group vs. sending an e-mail announcing the change. Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

· A plan for how you will handle noncompliance, late majority, laggards, and rejecters.

· Specifications regarding how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your proposal.

You are expected to use current professional references to support your work throughout. At least two of your references must be from separate professional nursing management journals.

Project Presentation

Your presentation should be constructed as follows:

You will open a new PowerPoint presentation and save it to your computer desktop or other storage device with the filename: N4455_ YOURNAME. In the actual file, YOURNAME should be replaced by your name.

The presentation should include slides with the script in the Notes section of each slide. This script reflects what would be said at an oral presentation of the change proposal to key stakeholders. The slides should be created as follows-

Slide 1: Title Slide – Title and Your Name Slide 2: Introduction with chosen

Change Theory

Slide 3: SWOT Analysis

Identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats associated with implementing or failing to implement the proposed plan.

Slides 4-14: Action Plan

Discuss the details of the implementation plan. Demonstrate the application of theory to the specific decisions and recommendations.

· Change theory model

· Steps and processes

· Communication plan

· Leadership styles

· Management functions

· Budget requirements/implications

· Steps to assure staff compliance

· Evaluation

Slide 15: Decision-making process

Analyze the decision-making process used. What was effective or ineffective and what would you change in the future? (Note-Your slides should be indicative of what would be used in the presentation to the stakeholders, and the script in the Notes section should describe to the stakeholders how you arrived at decisions. Then, also in the Notes, describe in parentheses the effective and ineffective methods or situations involved in your work. You would probably not go into such details in your presentation to stakeholders!) Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

Slide 16: References

Throughout: Minimum of three APA references, correct APA format, spelling, and grammar

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Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing

Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the former dean of the University of Kansas School of Nurs- ing, past president of Sigma Theta Tau International, and previous editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, testified before the U.S. Senate, served on a National Institutes of Health council, presented papers to international audiences, been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rolling Stone Magazine, and named to the “Who’s Who in Health Care” by the Kansas City Business Journal.

She earned nursing degrees from St. Louis Community College, St. Louis University, and Southern Illinois University and holds a PhD from St. Louis University.

Dr. Sullivan is known for her publications in nursing, including this award-winning textbook, Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing, and Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses, 2nd edition, from Prentice Hall. Other publica- tions include Creating Nursing’s Future: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges and Nursing Care for Clients with Sub- stance Abuse.

Today, Dr. Sullivan is a mystery writer. Her first three (Twice Dead, Deadly Diversion, and Assumed Dead) feature nurse sleuth Monika Everhardt.

Her latest book, Cover Her Body, A Singular Village Mystery, is the first in a new series of historical mysteries featur- ing a 19th-century midwife and set in the Northern Ohio village of Dr. Sullivan’s ancestors. Dr. Sullivan’s blog posts, found at, reveal the history behind her historical fiction.

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This book is dedicated to my family for their continuing love and support.

Eleanor J. Sullivan



Our heartfelt thanks go out to our colleagues from schools of nursing across the country who have given their time generously to help us create this exciting new edition of our book. We have reaped the benefit of your collective experi- ence as nurses and teachers and have made many improvements due to your efforts. Among those who gave us their encouragement and comments are:


Reviewers Theresa Ameri Part-time/adjunct instructor, Marymount University Arlington, VA

Becky Brown, MSN, RN Full-time instructor, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID

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Leading and managing are essential skills for all nurses in today’s rapidly changing health care arena. New graduates find themselves managing unlicensed assistive personnel, and experienced nurses are managing groups of health care providers from a variety of disciplines and educational lev- els. Declining revenues, increasing costs, demands for safe care, and health care reform legislation mandate that every organization use its resources efficiently.

Nurses today are challenged to manage effectively with fewer resources. Never has the information presented in this textbook been needed more. Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing, eighth edition, can help both stu- dent nurses and those with practice experience acquire the skills needed to ensure success in today’s dynamic health care environment.

Features of the Eighth Edition Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing has made a significant and lasting contribution to the education of nurses and nurse managers in its seven previous editions. Used worldwide, this award-winning textbook is now of- fered in an updated and revised edition to reflect changes in the current health care system and in response to sug- gestions from the book’s users. The eighth edition builds upon the work of previous contributors to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive learning package for today’s busy students and professionals.

This book has been a success for many reasons. It com- bines practicality with conceptual understanding; is respon- sive to the needs of faculty, nurse managers, and students; and taps the expertise of contributors from a variety of dis- ciplines, especially management professionals whose work has been adapted by nurses for current nursing practice. The expertise of management professors in schools of busi- ness and practicing nurse managers is seldom incorporated into nursing textbooks. This unique approach provides students with invaluable knowledge and skills and sets the book apart from others.

Features new or expanded in the eighth edition include:

• Information about the Patient Protection and Afford- able Care Act

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• The use of Magnet-certified hospitals as examples of concepts

• The addition of emotional leadership concepts • The use of social media in management • An emphasis on multicratic leadership and interprofes-

sional relationships • Updated legal and legislative content • Tips on how to deal with disruptive staff behaviors,

including bullying • Guidance on preparing for emergencies and mass

casualty incidents • Information on preventing workplace violence

Student-Friendly Learning Tools Designed with the adult learner in mind, the book focuses on the application of the content presented and offers spe- cific guidelines on how to implement the skills included. To further illustrate and emphasize key points, each chapter in this edition includes these features:

• A chapter outline and preview • New MediaLink boxes introduce readers to resources

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• Key terms are defined in the glossary at the end of the book

• What You Know Now lists at the end of each chapter • A list of “tools,” or key behaviors, for using the skills

presented in the chapter • Questions to Challenge You to help students relate

concepts to their experiences • Up-to-date references and Web resources identified • Case Studies with a Manager’s Checklist to demonstrate

application of content

Organization The text is organized into four sections that address the es- sential information and key skills that nurses must learn to succeed in today’s volatile health care environment.

Part 1. Understanding Nursing Management and Organizations. Part 1 introduces the context for nursing management, with an emphasis on how organizations are designed, on ways that nursing care is delivered, on the concepts of leading and managing, on how to initiate and manage change, on Nursing Leadership And Management Homework




providing quality care, and on using power and politics— all necessary for nurses to succeed and prosper in today’s chaotic health care world.

Part 2. Learning Key Skills in Nursing Management. Part 2 delves into the essential skills for today’s manag- ers, including thinking critically, making decisions, solv- ing problems, communicating with a variety of individuals and groups, delegating, working in teams, resolving con- flicts, and managing time.

Part 3. Managing Resources.  Knowing how to manage resources is vital for nurses to- day. They must be adept at budgeting fiscal resources; recruiting and selecting staff; handling staffing and sched- uling; motivating and developing staff; evaluating staff performance; coaching, disciplining and terminating staff; managing absenteeism, reducing turnover, and retaining staff; and handling disruptive staff behaviors, including bullying. In addition, collective bargaining and preparing for emergencies and preventing workplace violence are in- cluded in Part 3.

Part 4. Taking Care of Yourself.  Nurses are their own most valuable resource. Part 4 shows how to manage stress and to advance in a career.

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Acknowledgments The success of previous editions of this book has been due to the expertise of many contributors. Nursing adminis- trators, management professors, and faculty in schools of nursing all made significant contributions to earlier edi- tions. I am enormously grateful to them for sharing their knowledge and experience to help nurses learn leadership and management skills. Without them, this book would not exist.

At Pearson Health Science, Acquisitions Editor Pamela Fuller and Development Editor Susan Geraghty guided this revision from start to finish. Editorial Assistant Cyn- thia Gates was also especially helpful.

Because health care continues to change, reviewers who are using the book in their management practice and in their classes provided invaluable comments and sugges- tions (see list on pages xi–xii).

I am especially grateful to experienced nurse manager and graduate student Rachel Pepper for her expert research assistance, ability to generate real-life examples, and ex- pertise in creating case scenarios to exemplify the experi- ence of nurses in management roles. She lent assistance throughout with ideas and suggestions. This book and Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses, 2nd edition, are better for her contributions. Nursing Leadership And Management Homework

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