Final Research Paper: Leadership and Management topic The purpose of this assignment is to synthesize and apply the knowledge you gained in class into a well-written research paper. For this assignment, you will conduct research and write a paper containing the two elements: Part I: Choose one of the listed topics
· Implementing change on a nursing unit (Student must incorporate an example and a change theory)
· Leadership traits for successfully managing in the clinical arena.
· Quality improvement in the nursing unit or system
· Mentorship in nursing
· Preceptor programs for nursing leaders
· Solving incivility in the workplace, How can a nurse manager help? (conflict resolution)
· Legal Issues within the nursing unit
· Promotion of ethical behaviors within the nursing unit (student must create a plan and implementation strategy)
· Nursing Unit Strategic Planning
· Compare and contrast the following new roles for the changing health care arena:
Nurse Navigators, Clinical Nurse Leaders, and Leaders in Patient-Centered Care
Part II: Evaluate how the topic applies to 2 of the following course competencies .
· Integrate concepts related to leadership into the professional nursing role.
· Analyze the philosophy, goals, and organizational structure of a healthcare system in relationship to the delivery of quality healthcare.
· Compare selected theories of leadership, management, and organizations in relation to healthcare agencies.
· Identify how collaborative leadership styles might be utilized in various community agencies to enhance the role of the nurse leader.
· Examine change theory, change management, conflict resolution, and strategies to promote innovation.
· Explain principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the process of quality planning, improvement, and control.
· Discuss the management process and its impact on the delivery of optimal healthcare.
· Analyze how accountability, advocacy, and collaboration augment the management of care.
· Describe the meaning of teamwork in respect to the health care team
· Identify the essential components of a business plan
· Analyze various organization structure/management theories as they relate to nursing practice
In addition to the assignment specifics above, your paper should:
· Be 3-4 pages, not including the title and reference pages.
· Source(s) should be integrated into the paragraphs. Use in-text citations pointing to evidence in the literature that supports your ideas.
· Incorporate a minimum of two (2) peer-reviewed sources into your paper.
· Use current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.
· Include a title page and a reference page listing the sources you used. Be sure to plan enough time for proofreading and editing.
Review the rubric for further information on how your assignment will be graded