- Discussion Questions
Discussion Question Response: Post your complete response to the discussion questions in the Discussion Area by due date assigned.
On the Discussion Board we will be discussing core competencies:
- If on NP tract: Describe the NP core competencies as identified by NONPF and discuss how you can attain basic mastery of those competencies.
- If on a tract other than NP: Describe core competencies in your role and who defines these. Discuss how you can attain basic mastery of those competencies.
- In addition, answer the following question in your post:
- Define your leadership style.
- What are elements of role transition from RN to APN, and what are you currently experiencing in this process?
- Leadership journals from SOU Library are The Journal of Nursing Scholarship or Nursing Leadership Forum or the American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Nursing Administration Quarterly, Nursing Management or Health Care Management Review.
Participation Responses: No later than the due date assigned, review and comment on the discussion question responses posted by at least two of your peers and faculty. Continue to monitor your question and responses until the end of the week.
Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.
In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations, references, and examples that demonstrate a clear connection to the readings.
In your participation responses to your peers, comments must demonstrate thorough analysis of postings and extend meaningful discussion by building on previous postings.
- Week 2 ProjectAssignment Due June 14 at 11:59 PMWeek 2 Project
This week we will focus on Transformational Leadership.
For this assignment, you will research your advanced nursing practice role and summarize your findings in a 2-4 page paper (excluding the title page and references):
Define Transformational Leadership and as it relates to your identified leadership attributes that you possess or need to develop. The master’s prepared nurse demonstrates leadership in the four domains: the profession of nursing, clinical practice arena, health policy arena, and systems level. The impact could be found in health promotion, disease prevention/management, quality improvement and/or within management of a health system. In order to complete this assignment, you will first complete an assessment about your leadership style. Choose one of the topics below and respond to the question asked. Assure your leadership style is evident in your response.
Cherry, K. (2016). What’s Your Leadership Style? Learn more about your strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
How to Become a Better Leader
Domains: health promotion, disease prevention, quality improvement and health systems
Health Promotion: Healthy People 2020 have identified Metabolic Syndrome as a major health concern. Sara, lives and works as an A/GNP in rural America. Several local faith organizations have asked if she can organize a Health Fair that will address health promotion, specifically DM. What AP roles, core competencies and support are needed to make this happen?
Disease Prevention: Obesity in school age children is a significant problem. Melissa, a former elementary school teacher, is a new CNL who has recently joined her state nursing association and is passionate about the 30% or more of the students being over-weight. The local nursing association is looking for a community project to address disease prevention. Melissa has approached the officers with her concern. What AP roles, core competencies and support are needed to make this happen?
Quality Improvement:Nancy, FNP, is the clinical director of a nurse managed health center that is connected to a School of Nursing. The center’s staff members includes of all advance practice nurse providers, a nurse educator, a nursing informaticists, 2 RNs, and paraprofessional staff. The team wants to determine patient satisfaction and capture data on patient experiences both for QI and as a learning experience for students studying nursing. What AP roles, core competencies and support are needed to make this happen?
Health Systems: Daniel, a DNP prepared ED NP identified that patients seen in the ED for various reasons had undiagnosed HTN. He observed that the patient’s chief compliant was well addressed but the HTN was not. He has approached the hospital system about the problem and suggested an outpatient clinic adjacent to the ED to address the HTN and other coincidentally found problems. What AP roles, core competencies and support are needed to make this happen?
- Support your responses with examples.
- Cite any sources in APA format.
- Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.