NRS 451VN Discussion Question Week 1
Discussion Question 1: Based on the scientific management theory, what are some of the routines in health care that seem to be inefficient? What examples of participative decision making exist in your workplace? Provide your rationale.
Discussion Question 2: Describe how the concepts of leadership and management differ from each other. In what areas do they overlap? Explain how the goals of management and leadership may sometimes overlap. As a nurse leader, do you believe you can expand your influence to create change by taking advantage of this overlap? Explain your answer.
NRS 451VN Week 2
Discussion Question 1: One of the five elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. What behaviors would someone with strong self-awareness demonstrate within the context of leading and managing groups? Provide an example.
Discussion Question 2: Today’s workforce is diverse and has multiple conflicting priorities. As a nurse leader, you would like to see your hospital implement an outreach program that will benefit needy members of the community. What are some methodologies of communication you would use to develop a shared vision with your stakeholders? How would you apply strategic management to make your visions for the outreach program become reality?
NRS 451VN Week 3
Discussion Question 1: You have an idea to improve patient care that you would like upper management to support and fund. What type of communication tool would you use to present your idea and why?
Discussion Question 2: What differentiates someone that is intrinsically motivated from someone that is extrinsically motivated? Give an example of how you would go about motivating an individual who is intrinsically motivated and one who is extrinsically motivated. What are the characteristics of a performance-driven team?
NRS’451VN Week 4
Discussion Question 1: A new director decides to reorganize the department you work in. This reorganization comes about without input from the employees and many of the nurses that you oversee are feeling resentful of the change. As a nurse leader, identify factors that may lead to conflict and ways you can manage them.
Discussion Question 2: Personal affiliations and networking are important for nursing leaders. Why are these important? How will they benefit you in your career future?
NRS 451VN Discussion Questions Week 5
Discussion Question 1: How does the nurse manager or leader play a role in the reengineering of health care?
Discussion Question 2: Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is the responsibility of all nurses and is vital when addressing the challenges of the health care industry. Provide an example of how you would apply CQI in your current or past position.