discuss either the role of nursing in assisting patients or their family members to manage symptoms of a specific illness or you can discuss the importance of financial support for nursing education as a potential source of healthcare for a region.

discuss either the role of nursing in assisting patients or their family members to manage symptoms of a specific illness or you can discuss the importance of financial support for nursing education as a potential source of healthcare for a region.

 

The purpose of this activity is to practice the professional role of patient and professional advocate. In this activity, you will write a letter to one of your congresspersons to inform them about the role of nursing in promoting a healthy community. In your letter you can discuss either the role of nursing in assisting patients or their family members to manage symptoms of a specific illness or you can discuss the importance of financial support for nursing education as a potential source of healthcare for a region. If you have another topic you want to discuss, please talk with your instructor to determine whether it will fit the assignment requirements.

Instructions

Identify a congressperson that represents you in your state or at the federal legislature.
Outline information about a topic that you think is important to healthcare as identified in the assignment description above.
Write a brief letter in which you identify yourself as a nursing student and constituent of the congressperson and describe an important healthcare topic. Include enough information so that the legislator will understand the nurse’s role in contributing to the health of the community.
Submit the letter via the link provided in the module.

The grading criteria for this assignment are:

Criterion Possible Points
Demonstrates understanding of role of legislator in supporting patient access to healthcare 20
Describes nurse’s contribution to healthcare 40
Demonstrates thoughtful preparation of position stated in letter 20
Formats letter so that the message is clearly stated and easily understood 20
Total 10

2. Leadership essay:

Leadership Essay Assignment

Instructions

Select a contemporary leadership theory.
Write a scholarly essay that answers the following questions:

What is leadership (define the concepts used in the definition (i.e. leadership, followership, transformation, primal, emotional intelligence)?
How should an individual behave if she/he aspires to lead?
Why should an individual behave according to the theory if she/he aspires to lead?
Does this theory fit the practice of nursing? Write an example to demonstrate why your answer to this question is correct.

Keep this paper to less than 3 pages exclusive of reference list.
Submit using the link in the module.

The grading criteria for this assignment are:

Criterion Possible Points
Identifies and defines concepts contained in the theory (what is leadership?) 25
Outlines the major relationships between leadership and outcomes achieved through leadership (How should an individual behave according to this theory?) 25
Explains effectiveness of theory (Why should the individual behave like this theory in a leadership role?). 25
Logical presentation of ideas 15
Adherence to APA 6th edition format 10
Total 100