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Leadership Alignment: Gandhi and Saving Private Ryan

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Films Saving Private Ryan and Gandhi, and the Alignment of Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

(10 pp)This paper compares and contrasts two movies, "Gandhi" and "Saving Private Ryan" In each of these films we will be looking at leadership tendencies and how they may be translated into broader areas such as the field of health care, particularly nursing. That information will then be extended into a ...

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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Private Duty Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of private duty nursing. The profitability of private duty nursing is emphasized. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Proposal for Increasing Nurses' Salaries »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page proposal to increase nurses' salaries significantly, for the purposes of (1) attracting greater numbers of individuals to the profession; and (2) retaining current nurses while striving to improve conditions. The paper contains a discussion of the problem, a SWOT analysis and alignment with the organization's mission. Bibliography lists 7 sources. ...

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Nursing and Leadership Style »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses leadership styles and the theories relating to role of the nurse. It presents several well-known leadership theories and the attributes of each in relation to a nurse’s leadership role in an organization. Leadership and leadership styles are both highly personal and highly subjective. Given a certain circumstance a manager may find that he or she ...

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Theories of Leadership and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses leadership theories. Healthcare today faces numerous and complicated challenges that must be overcome in order to maintain the viability of healthcare organizations. To meet and overcome these difficulties, effective leadership in the contemporary healthcare system is essential. Therefore, examination of leadership theories and models in order to determine ...

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Fundamental Theories/Nursing Faculty Shortage »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that looks at the nursing faculty shortage and relates this to a literature review which examines scholarly sources that pertain to fundamental theories that affect nursing leadership. While responsible leadership is necessary to the success of any industry, Spinelli stipulates that "Leadership in the healthcare environment today is essential and ...

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Application of Leadership Theory II »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing two verbal exchanges between a staff nurse and the director of nursing and fitting them to management theory. There are several leadership theories, most of which are most applicable to differing environments and situations. The purpose here is to examine two verbal exchanges with a nurse manager and ...

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Nursing and Organizational Behavior Principles »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses several specific aspects of organizational behavior and management and applies them to the profession of nursing. Topics include situational leadership theory, basic leadership competencies, human nature and organizational behavior, and human nature and the determination of leadership style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Med/Surg Leader, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts ...

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Hypothetical Interview/Nursing Leader »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student on how to intertwine literature on leadership with an interview of a nursing leader. Topics covered include the impact of formal and informal structures of power, leadership styles and the relationship between leadership style and nurse recruitment and retention. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Attributes »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership attributes. The writer defines leadership and then discusses how thinking pro-actively and conducting risk assessment can facilitate a nurse showing leadership and being a successful advocate for patients. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Mohandas K. Gandhi's 5 Positive Attitudes »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper outlines five positive characteristics of Mohandas Gandhi and draws loose correlations to the nursing profession. Examples are given for each characteristic with quotes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership & Groups »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership, which, under any circumstances, is a complicated subject. According to one estimate, there are over 100 accepted academic definitions of leadership (Manz, Bastien and Hostager, 1991). At present, issues of leadership are particularly crucial to nursing as the nursing shortage constitutes a crisis situation for many ...

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Leadership and Management in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses leadership and management in nursing. The ongoing nursing shortage has generated numerous changes in the nursing manager role, as the exemplary functioning of nursing leadership has become increasing crucial to the priority of continuing to delivery quality patient care (Heller, et al, 2004). Consequently, there has been a ...

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Nursing Leadership Organizations »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper. This essay reports the student’s time-management self-assessment scores with an interpretation, discusses different leadership theories, comments on the difference between management and leadership, and reports a number of nursing organizations, both domestic and international. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, A Reflective Essay »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page reflective essay that discusses nursing leadership and offers tutorial guidance to a nursing student regarding how to incorporate the student's nursing style, which is democratic. Transformational and pacesetting leadership are also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Style »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that discusses nursing leadership styles, focusing on participative leadership. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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An Annotated Bibliography on Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an annotated bibliography on nursing leadership, with a focus on leadership styles like transformational leader. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Modern Organizations and Nursing Leaders »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper analyzing the source of one medical center’s vice president’s effective leadership. Effective leaders must possess an optimum blend of “people skills” and technical knowledge. This is particularly true in nursing, perhaps more so than in any other field. Ability alone cannot serve to make a manager’s leadership truly ...

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Delegation Importance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses nursing management and nursing leadership styles. Depending on the circumstance, a manager may find that he or she is a situational leader, a democratic leader, a leader focused on transformation, or even an old-fashioned autocrat. However, regardless of leadership style, the nursing manager must be able to delegate ...

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Staff Retention Tool of Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 100

This 100 page dissertation relates the issue of nursing leadership, including leadership qualifications, training and communication, as the basis for retaining staffing in the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Examined »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to ...

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Nursing Leadership Manager Interviewed »

Number of Pages: 5

In 5 pages the author gives a mock interview with someone in a nursing leadership/management position. The areas covered are 1) Authority and administrative responsibilities. 2) Leadership theory as presented from a couple of sources. 3) Political context of work challenges. 4) The economic context. 5) Additional information. ...

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Nursing Leadership Scenario »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the need for effective nursing leadership. The writer summarizes the efforts of Terry Capuano and other nursing leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, which is located in Pennsylvania, and how they succeeded in creating a beneficial environment for nursing excellence by developing a highly successful leadership-development ...

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Nursing Personal Leadership Development Plan »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers advice to a student on how to construct a nursing personal leadership development plan. Topics covered include leadership values, ethics and strategies for accomplishing goals. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Case Study on Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 2

A 2.5 page paper that comments on the types of leadership positions nurse may fill and then discusses leadership styles. This case study is about an authoritarian manager, that style is described. The writer then discusses the organizational culture and the need for this manager to adopt a different style. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Environment Assessment Survey »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that refers to information pertaining to the Leadership Environment Assessment Survey and offers a nursing student an example paper pertaining to the student's healthcare organization and improvement on leadership issues based on the survey results. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Transformational Leadership/Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research paper that offers a literature review that focuses on defining the concept of transformational leadership and, in so doing, also focuses on discerning what empirical studies reveal about hospital management's effectiveness at educating staff on the benefits of the transformational leadership paradigm. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper responds to specific questions about the nature of effective leadership and its implications for nursing. This paper relates the belief that effective leadership skills are essential in the development of nurse leaders. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Humanistic Leadership & Nursing Unions »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper that in which the writer assumes the persona of a nursing leader working in a hospital where the nurses are unionized. The writer establishes a background for this investigation by examining what is meant by the terms "humanistic" and "leadership," which includes a discussion of various leadership models and theories. ...

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Democratic Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses what constitutes a democratic nursing leadership style. The write draws upon current research to help formulate a personal philosophy of nursing leadership. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, A Personal Perspective »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses a student's personal vision of leadership and emphasizes the importance of facilitating the implementation of EBP. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing and Transformational Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of transformational leadership in nursing. Beverly Malone is upheld as an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Leadership and Hospital Strategic Planning »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper offers an overview of hospital strategic planning and the role of nursing leaderships. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Advanced Practice Nursing and Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper arguing the appropriateness of using advanced practice nurses in leadership roles. Advanced practice nurses are more qualified for leading nurses than are non-nurses or nurses lacking the managerial training that advanced practice nurses receive in pursuit of their advanced standing certification. Moreover, active RNs, LPNs and CNAs understand that ...

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Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that, first of all, examines the difference between leadership and management concepts while also providing a personal philosophy of leadership. From this orientation, suggestions are then offered that illustrate how team building concepts and organizational theory, including change theory, can be applied to nursing clinical practice. Contemporary nursing is ...

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Making Improvements in the Nursing Agency »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which an educational needs assessment may be conducted in a private care nursing agency, and then simulate the process to identify areas where educational needs were needed. The paper then considers potential barrier to providing for the training needs. The bibliography cites 3 sources. ...

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Pregnant Patients Smoking Cessation Through Nurse Intervention Programs »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper evaluating three studies and making recommendations based on the studies' findings. Indications given by the findings of these studies are that nurse-managed interventions are more effective than physician-managed ones, and public health settings are more likely to see greater degrees of success than are private ones. Another primary indication ...

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APN Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. ...

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Terminally Ill Patient, a Nurse's choice Not to Resuscitate, and the Resulting Lawsuit »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that considers a specific civil law suit that resulted from a nurses choice not to resuscitate a terminally ill patient. This paper considers the reasons behind the loss of her job and a law suit filed against the hospital for their negligence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Guide to Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 15

This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of nursing leadership. The need to balance transformative and authoritarian styles is examined in depth. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Nursing Leadership, an Interview »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an example paper that the students can use as a guide in reporting an interview with a nursing leader, describing the leader's leadership style. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper provides an overview of the professional setting and the role of the nurse leader, and presents some ideas about what a student must aspire to in order to be an effective nurse leader. This paper also incorporates a view of the theory of leadership method and demonstrates how a student ...

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Interviewing Head Nurse »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that discusses nurse leadership. This essay reports interview results. A nurse leader was interviewed with a specific set of questions. The essay reports the responses to those questions. The essay is strengthened with research studies that relate to some of the issue brought up in the interview. Bibliography lists 4 ...

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Democratic Style of Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page reflective essay offers a hypothetical example of how a nursing manager might discuss use of the democratic leadership style. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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The Future of Nursing, The IOM Report »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper/essay reports on The Future of Nursing, a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The writer focuses on the goals of transforming nursing practice, education and leadership. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Theoretical Foundations for Nursing, Various Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page research paper addresses a variety of issues in regards to the theoretical foundation of nursing. Topics covered include the definition of emancipatory knowledge and praxis, differentiating between science and philosophy, strategies for transformational leadership, among other issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Nursing Management Topics »

Number of Pages: 8

A 8 page paper discussing related topics addressed in separate chapters of Finkelman's "Leadership and Management in Nursing." The bottom line on Finkleman's (2005) chapters is that the four used for discussion foundation here all discuss aspects of the larger issue of leadership and effective operation. Each – conflict management, communication, team structure ...

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Nursing Management and Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines a series of simulations designed to evaluate the leadership of nursing management assistant directors, including employee tardiness, personal use of office equipment, medication errors, inappropriate dress, and questionable conduct. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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