Discuss the difference between a DNP and a PhD in nursing.

Discuss the difference between a DNP and a PhD in nursing.

Refer to “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” located on the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine website, as needed to complete your assignment.

URL:

https://www.nap.edu/read/12956/chapter/2

Read “Exploring the Value of Continuing Education Mandates,” by Smith (2003), located on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website.

URL:

https://www.ncsbn.org/CEStudy.pdf

Read the “Advanced Practice Nursing Fact Sheet,” located on the Nurse Journal website.

URL:

https://nursejournal.org/advanced-practice/advanced-practice-nursing-fact-sheet/

Read “DNP Fact Sheet: The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).” Download the PDF of this document from the DNP Fact Sheet page of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.

URL:

https://www.aacnnursing.org/News-Information/Fact-Sheets/DNP-Fact-Sheet

Topic 3 DQ 1

Discuss the correlation between nursing education and positive patient outcomes. Include current research that links patient safety outcomes to advanced degrees in nursing. Based on some real-life experiences, explain whether you agree or disagree with this research.

Topic 3 DQ 2

Discuss the difference between a DNP and a PhD in nursing. Discuss which of these you would choose to pursue if you decide to continue your education to the doctoral level and explain why.

 

 

Topic 4 Helpful Resources

Read “Influencing Health Care in the Legislative Arena,” by Abood, from New Hampshire Nursing News (2007).

URL:

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=106289356&site=eds-live&scope=site

Read “Political Advocacy, Anyone?” located on The American Nurse website.

URL:

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=118070549&site=eds-live&scope=site

View “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” This video will assist you in completing the topic assignment.

URL:

https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs440v/how-a-bill-becomes-a-law/

Explore the “Nurses Serving in Congress” page located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

URL:

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/advocacy/federal/nurses-serving-in-congress/

Explore the “State” page located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

URL:

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/advocacy/state/

Read “Federal Issues,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

URL:

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/advocacy/federal/

Read “Proposed Federal RN Ratios – What You Can Do About It,” located on the Nurse.org website.

URL:

https://nurse.org/articles/federal-staffing-ratios/

Read “Advocacy: Take Action,” located on the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) website.

URL:

https://www.amsn.org/advocacy/take-action/#/

 

Topic 4 DQ 1

Choose a legislator on the state or federal level who is also a nurse and discuss the importance of the legislator/nurse’s role as advocate for improving health care delivery. What specific bills has the legislator/nurse sponsored or supported that have influenced health care.

Topic 4 DQ 2

Research legislation that has occurred within the last 5 years at the state or federal level as a result of nurse advocacy. Describe the legislation and what was accomplished. What additional steps need to be taken to continue advocacy for this issue?

 

 

 

Topic 5 Helpful Resources

Read “ANA Leadership: Competency Model,” located on the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.

URL:

https://www.nursingworld.org/~4a0a2e/globalassets/docs/ce/177626-ana-leadership-booklet-new-final.pdf

View the “Nursing Leadership Thought Leaders” videos, located on the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) website.

URL:

https://www.aonl.org/resources/thought-leaders

Read “10 Tips to Boost Employee Engagement,” by Clark, from American Nurse Today (2018).

URL:

https://www.americannursetoday.com/10-tips-boost-employee-engagement/

Read “Growing Diverse Nurse Leaders: The Current Progress of the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action,” by Perez, Nichols, and Quinn, from Nurse Leader (2018).

URL:

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S1541461217303129

Read “Leadership Skills for Nurses,” from Nursing Times (2011)

URL:

http://www.northriseuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Leadership-Skills-for-Nurses.pdf

Read “Transformational Leadership,” by Cherry (2019), located on the Very Well Mind website.

URL:

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-transformational-leadership-2795313

Read “What Is Transactional Leadership and Why It Matters” (2018), located on the blog page of the Mindvalley website.

URL:

https://blog.mindvalley.com/transactional-leadership/?utm_source=google

View “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” by Sinek (2010), located on the YouTube website.

URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4

View “Nine Behaviors of Servant Leaders,” by Servant Leadership Institute (2017), located on the YouTube website.

URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiq0ZmN6sq8

 

Topic 5 DQ 1

Discuss a formal role where a nurse is in a position of leadership. Outline the essential responsibilities of that role and the educational preparation required. Explain what leadership traits, styles, or qualities are required to be successful in this role and why.

Topic 5 DQ 2

The influence of leadership can be far-reaching in practice and improving patient outcomes even when not in a formal role. Describe advocacy strategies that you can use as a leader to create positive change in your current workplace. In response to peers, describe a time when you provided leadership and the outcome. Was there anything that you would do differently?

 

 

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