Guidelines for Week 1 Assignment Decision Making, Management, and Leadership
Complete an essay on Leadership Roles and Management Functions. Cite any sources in APA format.
Leadership and managing in current nursing care environments promise to be more complex than ever before,
and leader-managers will be expected to have a greater skill set than ever before. Every nurse is a leader and a
manager at some level, and the nursing role requires leadership and management skills.
Deliverables and Due Dates
• Include the proper file naming convention: NUR650_wk1_assn2_jsmith_mmddyyyy
Discuss your views of management and leadership. Do you believe they are the same or different? If you believe that they are different, do you think that they have the same importance for the future of nursing? Do you feel that one is more important than the other? How can novice nurse-managers learn important management functions and develop leadership skills?
Consider concepts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in your essay:
• Theoretical approaches to problem solving and decision making.
• Critical elements in decision making and problem solving.
• Integrated leadership roles and management functions in decision making.
• New thinking about leadership and management.
• Management theory.
• Leadership theory.
Your paper must include:
• Title Page
• Headings, subheadings
• References, to include two or more scholarly references besides the course textbook.