1:Identify a nursing care problem or issue that is NOT related to staffing. Explain the problem in a paragraph. Then,
Describe the problem solving/decision making approach that you and other nurses could use to creatively address this nursing care problem or issue.
What research, best practices, decision making grids, new equipment/supplies, education, new technology, consultation, etc. might be considered in this decision-making process?
2:Discuss two of the following staffing/scheduling practices and how they can support patient care (choose two):
3 : Identify a time when you had to make a change in your personal or professional life. Describe a change theory that helps explain the process you used to approach this change situation.What were your priorities at the time that impacted your change decision? Was your change successful? If not, what lessons did you learn from the process?
4 Briefly discuss one of the following sets of budget concepts:
5 Advocacy, Ethics, and Legal Aspects
Describe a situation related to patient advocacy. Discuss the ethical and legal components of the situation. Share how you would or did advocate for the patient in that situation. Discuss potential barriers to advocacy in the situation. How would you manage the barriers
6Describe a time when you experienced a communication breakdown and with whom.
What was the situation?
What style of communication was used: assertive, aggressive, passive/aggressive, passive?
What environmental, biological, or personal or cultural issues may have impacted the communication process (e.g. stereotypes, biases, difference in values, preferences, gender, race and age)?
What efforts were made to improve the communication? Were the efforts effective? If not, what other strategies might have been used to improve the communication outcome?
In addition to your initial post, describe an example of effective (or ineffective) nursing delegation. What delegation principles were (or were not) followed? What can be learned from this example?