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DESCRIPTION: What identifies an effective nurse leader; nursing term papers that discus 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 the differences in administrative level, but “people” issues remain the same regardless of what level the leader occupies in the organization.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 »

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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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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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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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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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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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that is based on an opening scenario, which pictures conflict in a nursing environment. This survey of nursing literature highlights several of the models of leadership that have been formulated that a nursing manager can utilize to address the situation in the scenario. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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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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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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Twelve Hour Work Shifts and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines the topic of 12-hour nursing shifts. This report focuses on how this change to shift scheduling can be accomplished. Specifically, the writer looks at how nursing management and leadership strategy that can best implement such a change with student nurses in their practice placement area, utilizing Lewin's normative/educative ...

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Nursing and Evidence Based Practice Enhancement »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the trend toward evidence-based practice. The concept of evidence-based nursing is an attractive one that calls for abandoning closely-held, longstanding attitudes toward many of the duties of nursing. There are problems with making that shift, however, not the least of which is the time required to search and ...

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Leadership, Management Experience in 2 Nursing Environments »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper in which the writer offers tutorial advice and specific examples drawn from nursing literature in order to help a student discuss leadership/management in terms of being a charge nurse on a psychiatric unit and as an independent dialysis nurse. Bibliography lists 2 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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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 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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Studies in Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. ...

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Theory and Nurse Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing a nurse leader at Allenmore Hospital in Washington, D.C., describing the setting in which the nurse leader works and the manner by which she leads people reporting to her. The paper also includes discussion about contingency theory and situational leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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CNS' Function and Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An eight page paper which looks at the role and function of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, in terms of clinical specialisation, leadership within the parameters of the health-care organisational model, and the ways in which the CNS’s role is changing with regard to other positions in the field of advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 7 ...

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Nursing Leadership for Today and Future »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page example essay that offers a nursing student suggests for how to respond to an essay prompt that asks for evaluation of an online nursing leadership course. The writer makes use of tutorial language in advising the student. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Leadership and Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at a case study in nursing to evaluate methods of nurse management. Leadership theory is included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Nurses and Their Leadership Skills »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a ...

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Hospital Environments and the Skills Necessary for Effective Leadership in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the skills needed for nurses to be effective in the modern healthcare enviornment. In particular, this paper integrates a view of leadership skills and their role in shaping the focus for nurses, particularly in the hospital setting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Various methods of pain management »

Number of Pages: 9

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, ...

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Field of Nursing and Collective Bargaining »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. Union representation is not nearly as prevalent in nursing as it is in other fields, in fact, a relatively small percentage of nurses belong to a union. This essay provides a general overview of unions representing nurses, actions taken by the ANA to strengthen their bargaining power, the increased numbers of ...

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Entry into Nursing, BSN »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent ...

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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 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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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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