Explain the differing roles of nursing leaders and nursing managers
In this assignment, you will be writing a 1,000-1,250 word paper describing the differing approaches of
nursing leaders and managers to issues in practice. To complete this assignment, do the following:
Select an issue from the following list: bullying, unit closers and restructuring, floating, nurse turnover,
nurse staffing ratios, use of contract employees (i.e., registry and travel nurses), or magnet designation.
Describe the selected issue. Discuss how it impacts quality of care and patient safety in the setting in
which it occurs.
Discuss how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the
issue or maintain professional conduct.
Explain the differing roles of nursing leaders and nursing managers in this instance and discuss the
different approaches they take to address the selected issue and promote patient safety and quality care.
Support your rationale by using the theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager
described in your readings.
Discuss what additional aspects mangers and leaders would need to initiate in order to ensure
professionalism throughout diverse health care settings while addressing the selected issue.
Describe a leadership style that would best address the chosen issue. Explain why this style could be
successful in this setting.