Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress


Question Description
I need help with a Nursing question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.

Respond to Classmates Posting

2 paragraphs

4-5 sentences each Paragraph

2 references , APA Format


Leadership Theories in Practice

(Burnout and general workload)

Occupational health issues in general and the relationship between work related stress and burn out, have been the focus of recent reviews, all of which were concerned with the well-being of

employees and the employing organizations (Jamal and Baba,2000). To reduce this health issue of burn out and general workload of health care workers, we need a good a leader that embrace

good leadership styles, principles and skills and who is grounded and knowledgeable about leadership theories and practice. The first principles among the theories recognized today is the that

leaders be grounded in some set of ethics or core values that guide human behaviors and actions. Many believe that the current health care system is broken and unsustainable. Health care

providers are faced with challenging increased costs, decreased quality nursing care, high turnover rates and increased medical errors while attempting to balance the ever-growing demand for

improved healthcare value from patients and other stakeholders. To create positive change, healthcare providers must learn how to effectively lead to staff. The principles expected of nursing

leaders include but not limited to the following, respect for others, beneficence, veracity, fidelity, justice and autonomy.

The two major key insights about Leadership theories in practice.

As job stress and possible burnout have been identified as prevalent and significant problems, it is fundamental to explore avenues that may reduce stress and its outcome. This paper takes the

position that transformational leadership holds great promise for service businesses because it can be used to reduce job stress and burnout, thereby used to create a new paradigm for the service

industry (Banerji and Krishnan, 2000) Transformational leadership is defined as raising subordinate awareness of the importance and value of designated outcomes, getting employees to

transient their own self- interest for the sake of the group or organization, and changing or increasing subordinate needs (Dubinsky, et al,1995). This leadership allows the employees under him

or her to have sense of belonging, develop faith in him, the leadership expresses appreciation to the deserved employees, develops ways of encouraging subordinates, allows employees to think

about old problems in new ways as so on. These are the likely traits we need in a leader to reduce burnout in our workplaces.

The most important skill of a nursing leader is the ability to listen to nurses. The nursing leader must be engaged in the discussions and have a physical presence in the department.

Engaging with nurses allows for an open dialogue and a discussion of ideas and provide validation.Over the few years I have been a nurse, have been under various types of leadership, bur Am

going to examine and use my current manager. My manager is from Philippines and an RN of over 20 years with different nursing backgrounds, ICU, PCU, ER and now she is now Medsurg

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

telemetry manager. She knows every nurse under her with our weaknesses, skills and strength. She operates open door policy, listen to every complains with adequate investigations and always

present on the unit. She always come for morning huddles and times leave in the middle of night shift. There was a particular complains from laboratory department on the issue of A.M lab

drawn on a staff who forgot to follow the policy steps. Our manager defensed the unit at the meeting by protecting the nurses under. After the meeting she called for an emergent meeting,

addressed the issue as a departmental issue.

Her leadership styles give us confident to learn new skills without tension. We always want to come to work because we have a leader who believes in us. This tends to reduce turnover

rates and staff burnout on our unit compare with other units in the hospital.


Marshall, E., & Broome, M. (2017). Transformational leadership in nursing: From expert clinician to influential leader (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Gill, A. S., Flaschner, A. B., & Shachar, M. (2006). Mitigating stress and burnout by implementing transformational leadership. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 18(6),

Wei, H., King, A., Jiang, Y., Sewell, K. A., & Lake, D. M. (2020). The Impact of Nurse Leadership Styles on Nurse Burnout:.

Gunnarsdóttir, S., Edwards, K., & Dellve, L. (2018). Improving Health Care Organizations Through Servant Leadership.

Student # 2

Unhealthy work environments contribute to medical errors, ineffective delivery of care, and stress of healthcare employees”(Van Nieuwenhuyzen, 2016).I have worked under many managers and bosses in my healthcare career, but only one leader. A good boss has to know their team, the strengths, weaknesses, what each employee brings to the team. A good boss has to jump in and help when warranted and sit back and watch their team perform, a great boss knows how to distinguish these two scenarios from each other. I also think a good boss, in able to not get easily stressed out and be able to continue to lead should me a macro-manager, not a micro-manager. Another quality of a good leader is that they have to stress the importance of working together, instead of against each other. Creating an environment where everyone helps everyone, its not just one nurse and their patients, its all nurses helping all patients; the importance of teamwork and its impact on quality of care on hospital units has been well- documented and patient stories shared revealed their acknowledgment of this reality based on patient care delivery experiences (Fairchild, Ferng, Zwerner, 2015). A good leader has to support their staff, stand behind them and defend them when they are right, and when their staff is wrong they have to have the ability to not avoid confrontation and let their staff know how and why they were wrong and come up with strategies to fix it for next time, eemployees reporting higher levels of leadership support for health promotion also reported higher levels of wellness activity participation, lower job stress, and greater levels of health behavior(Hoert, Herd, Hambrick, 2018).

Like stated before, I have worked under only one leader, which is my current position. Right now, my leader is someone who was a fellow employee with me on the unit, when our old boss left she stepped up and took the position. At first it was a big adjustment for everyone, her especially. She had to take a step back from the friends role and step into the boss role, and I know she struggled with that. My current leader is a big sports enthusiast, she coaches, refs, and is a parent to players, so she despises the “boss, manager” names, she calls herself our leader. She treats the staff like a coach would, that we are all on a team, performing our best, taking care of the patients. She knows when to step in to help and when to stay out of situations and let us handle things; there is a layer of trust between us and her that I never felt working anywhere else. My leader is our biggest advocate and any criticism that she may have is completely constructive. She teaches us that we have to leave work at work and keep our personal lives at home, she teaches that from her own experience because when she first took over she was always there, trying to manage, and she almost lost her personal life because she paid too much attention to her work life and even at home always worried about work. I know personally she has helped me balance work and home life and now is helping me balance school. She is one of our biggest supporters and encourager of her staff continuing their education. She also became the bridge between the doctors and nurses working in trauma, creating a relationship between the two of us, creating this bond is like no other in our healthcare institution.

Fairchild, R., Ferng, S. F., & Zwerner, R. (2015). Authentic leadership practices informed by a rural hospital study. Journal of Hospital Administration, 4(2), 54-63.

Hoert, J., Herd, A. M., & Hambrick, M. (2018). The role of leadership support for health promotion in employee wellness program participation, perceived job stress, and health behaviors. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(4), 1054-1061.

Van Nieuwenhuyzen, C. (2016). Authentic leadership in nursing: creating healthy work environments (Doctoral dissertation).

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

Assignment: Nursing Leadership and Stress

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.