DISCUSSION. Leadership Role

Initial post (minimum 350 words): Respond to the prompt below that is associated with the first letter of your last name. Use the module readings from both textbooks to support content in the initial post.

A-F What workforce issue in nursing do you think is most important (e.g., an aging workforce, lack of diversity, retention, education…). How does this issue impact your current nursing practice? What political action might correct this situation? How might an individual nurse exercise political power? How can nurses act collectively to exercise political power to address the selected workforce issue?

G-P What workplace issue in nursing do you think is most important (e.g., workplace violence, nurse-to-patient ratios, safety during the pandemic…)? How does this issue impact your current nursing practice? What ways could you and other nurses in your workplace exercise power within your organization to address this issue?

R-Z What does power mean to you? What power strategies do you use with your patients? Co-workers? Supervisors? Elected officials? Where do you feel the most effective in exercising power? (Give a specific example.) In what future circumstances do you see yourself growing/improving in exercising power as a nurse?