Nursing leadership

  1. Describe a situation in which the nurse manager would use problem resolution in the workplace. Describe a situation in which the nurse manager would use negotiation to resolve a conflict (or potential conflict) in the workplace.
  2. Compare and contrast strategies for resolving a conflict, using first the informal negotiation method and then the formal negotiation method.
  3. Explore the American Nurses Association website for information on collective bargaining for nurses. Which states have nursing unions? Debate the issue of joining a union with another group of students.
  4. PART 1: Log onto the website of your state nurses association and search for information on collective bargaining. Search for news articles, union websites, and other recent information on collective bargaining for nurses in your state. Is there a great deal of collective bargaining activity in your state? If not, why? If yes, what are the primary issues under discussion?
    PART 2: Review the pros and cons of becoming part of a collective bargaining unit. If you were a full-time staff nurse, would you want to join a union? Why or why not?
  5. Try taking a different route to class the next time it meets. Before you do this, think about how many changes, large and small, you will have to make to do this.
    a-Will you have to leave earlier to be in class on time?
    b-Will you meet different people on your way to class?
    c-See different sights?
    d-Would you change your route to class on the day of the final exam?
    e-Why or why not? Summarize the positives and negatives of this small change. Relate your responses to this change to the way staff nurses feel when an administrator makes what he or she thinks is a “minor” change.
  6. Think about a change that has occurred in your life. Some examples may be a change of role, a move, a marriage, a birth, a divorce, or a death.
    a-How did you react to the change?
    b-Would you have reacted differently if you had had more information?
    c-Using Lewin’s model, describe the basic elements in the situation and how you eventually achieved a comfortable outcome.
  7. In the last century, what historical, social, political, and economic trends and issues have influenced today’s health-care system?
  8. What is the purpose and process of evaluating the three aspects of health care: structure, process, and outcome?
  9. How does technology improve patient outcomes and the health-care system?
  10. How can you intervene to improve quality of care and safety within the health-care system and at the bedside?
  11. Select one nonprofit organization or one government agencies that influences and advocates for quality improvement in the health-care system. Explore the Web site for your selected organization/agency and answer the following questions: •
    What does the organization/agency do that supports the hallmarks of quality? •
    What have been the results of their efforts for patients, facilities, the health-care delivery system, or the nursing profession? •
    How has the organization/agency affected facilities where you are practicing and your own professional practice?

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