The ongoing changes in the health-care landscape are influenced most by globalization, economic and technological factors, and the aging of the population. The complexity of the healthcare environment requires us to examine the leadership needs for the APN roles that are applicable for today and the future (Joel, 2018). In chapter 21 (Leadership for APNs: If Not Now, Then When?) the author outlines serval leadership theories or styles including:
Situational or Contingency Leadership;
Transformational or Transactional Leardershp;
Clinical Leadership and Congruent Leadership.
Select one of the above leadership theories or style.
Using your own words define the theory.
Considering the various APN roles (Clinician, Educator, Researcher, Administrator, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Leader) describe how you might use the leadership theory in your future APN role.
From your experience as a professional nurse, give one example of the selected leadership theory or style as seen in action or provide an exemplary example.
he invention of the telescope about 400 years ago became a preliminary step toward the distancing of the human eye and hand from the recording of astronomical information (Van Helden, 1977). One of the first users of that first generation of telescopes was Galileo Galilei, who made hand-drawn sketches of his observations that revealed details of our Moon and noted the existence of satellites around Jupiter (Edgerton, 1984; Whitaker, 1978). Fast forward a few hundred years, however, and the technology of the modern telescope had grown exponentially (Rector, Arcand, & Watzke, 2015). In just the past few decades, the tools available to create new images of objects in our night sky have stretched far beyond the mechanics of human eyes and human hands. There is now highly specialized equipment and detectors with super human vision exceeding what humans can access from an Earth with ever-increasing light pollution (Globeatnight.org, n.d.), and eyes sensitive only to visible or “optical” light (Tucker, 2017, p.1; Arcand & Watzke, 2015, p.10-17). Each band of the electromagnetic spectrum – the full range of light from radio waves to gamma rays – provides different information and insight about objects in space (Meyers, 2013), most of which was unknowable to humans until work began on electromagnetism in the mid-nineteenth century (Arcand & Watzke, 2015). Since this unveiling of the different kinds of light, numerous tools and technologies have been created to make visible the invisible. For example, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, launched in 1999 (“Chandra: About Chandra”, n.d.), explores a high-energy Universe of objects ranging from exploding stars to black holes and colliding galaxies (Tucker, 2017). Chandra is one of the key tools used to explore parts of the multiwavelength Universe that goes beyond the human senses (Tucker & Tucker, 2001). Output from Chandra, as well as from the iconic Hubble Space Telescope and every other ground and space-based observatory, is the archive of the data (where the data is stored) (White et al., n.d.). As stated above, the modern telescope not only magnifies, but also amplifies and makes observable information beyond the visible spectrum of light. A translation is therefore required to move from the raw telescopic data to visual representations of the objects in a form that humans can view (Arcand, Watzke, Rector, Levay, DePasquale, & Smarr, 2013). That translation process starts with the information obtained by the spacecraft detectors and moves down the data processing pipeline through layers of analysis and software to the final image visual output (DePasquale, Arcand, & Edmonds, 2015; Rector, Arcand, & Watzke, 2015). This is discussed in the next section.>GET ANSWER