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Assessment Description
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the various approaches nursing leaders employ when addressing issues in practice.
Select an issue from the following list: workplace violence, workplace injury, unit restructuring, floating, nurse turnover, nurse staffing ratios, or use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses).
In a 1,000-1,250-word paper, discuss the following:
1. Describe the issue you selected. Provide data to support how this issue impacts the quality of care in the setting in which it occurs.
2. Using research evidence for support, present one possible solution that could be implemented to address the issue. In your discussion, be sure to include financial considerations as they relate to implementation of the solution.
3. Describe a leadership style that would best address the issue.
4. Discuss how this leadership style compares to your personal leadership style.
5. Compare two different leadership theories that could be applied to resolution of the issue. Explain how each theory would be effective in addressing the issue.
6. Discuss the nurse’s role within an interdisciplinary team in promoting patient quality and safety while fostering professionalism to address this issue.
You are required to cite a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be appropriate for the assignment and relevant to nursing practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Lopes Write. A link to the Lopes Write technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Benchmark Information
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
10.3: Develop capacity for leadership.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education
This assignment aligns to AACN Core Competencies 1.1, 2.5, 2.9, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 7.2, 10.3.

Rubric Criteria
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Selected Issue in Nursing Practice
16 points
Solution to Implement to Address Issue in Nursing Practice
24 points
Leadership Style to Address Issue and Comparison to Personal Leadership Style (B) (B)
36 points
Leadership Theories to Address Issue
36 points
Nurse’s Role Within Interdisciplinary Teams
28 points
Thesis, Position, or Purpose
14 points
Development, Structure, and Conclusion
14 points
12 points
Mechanics of Writing
12 points
8 points
Total 200 points

Please make sure to adhere to the Rubric guidelines and write in APA format. Thank you.




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