Describe the Master’s-prepared nurses employed within your overall organization, not just your work setting/unit.

leadership and role transformation

Order Description
a Pediatric/Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit Nurse and here is the following paper I must fulfill:

Work Sheet

EACH STUDENT/GROUP MEMBER – please answer ALL of the following questions by analyzing your respective healthcare organization, which includes your current work setting, using your “complexity lens.”

Provide rationales, based on concepts and material in the required texts and other references as appropriate. Cite and list references used in APA format.

You may use charts to describe and illustrate any comparisons/contrasts and/or summarize as appropriate. Group collaboration must be evident, perhaps as a summary discussion at the end of each question of your findings or information presented in a chart.

The total length of all answers will be as extensive as required to reflect your individual and group efforts. There is no limited number of pages for this assignment.

Grading will be based on:

1) depth of analysis and discussion in addressing all of the components of each question = (40%)

2) rationales reflecting application of information and concepts = (40%)

3) references utilized from required texts and other sources and proper APA format in citing and listing References = (5%)

4) reflection of group collaboration in discussion/analysis of individual group member input = (15%)

– a summary for each question may be used (e.g., chart may be used to present each individual group member’s analysis/discussion of each question and its components, then the collaborative group discussion can be summarized describing analysis of that input for comparisons/contrasts, conclusions, etc.).


1. Individually conduct an organizational assessment to answer the following:

a) describe your organization’s stage of development, from very linear to becoming a “complex adaptive system”

b) discuss how the style and actions of leadership affected the organization’s stage of development

You need to use the following concepts/information to describe the assessment and answer this question:

— four (4) components of the Complexity Leadership Model discussed in the text Complexity Leadership (p. 4).

– complexity science concepts discussed in Complexity Leadership, Table 2.1 (pp. 20-23)

– concepts in mechanistic and complexity paradigms in Complexity Leadership, Table 3.1 (p. 44)

– concepts in linear and complexity approaches in Complexity Leadership, Table 3.2 (p. 45)

– the linear-versus-complexity organization and leadership matrix in Complexity Leadership (p. 46)

Creating a chart to describe your assessment, based on applicable concepts and placement on the matrix, may be the best way to present this information.

2. Individually complete the “Complexity Leadership Assessment/ Profile” in the text Complexity Leadership (pp. 216-223).

a) Submit a summary of your strengths and areas to improve based on your profile.

b) Describe your plan to enhance personal being and self-awareness, employing self-reflective and self-care practices, as discussed in Complexity Leadership, Unit 3 (pp. 157-207).

3. Individually describe how the concept of “clinical microsystem thinking” is applied and implemented within your organization.

Clinical microsystems are discussed in Advanced Practice Nursing: Emphasizing Common Roles , pp. 402-403; also Complexity Leadership, pp. 59-63.
***If this concept is NOT currently being utilized within your organization:

a) identify the status of any plans to do so
b) project how the clinical microsystem approach can be used, comparing it to current/past improvement processes you have experienced

4. Analyze the use of Master’s-prepared nurses functioning within your organization based on the following:

a) Describe the Master’s-prepared nurses employed within your overall organization, not just your work setting/unit.

– those functioning in Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) roles – NP, CNS, CNM, or CRNA

– those functioning as educators, administrators, managers, IT, etc. – specify if they are APNs functioning in those non-APN roles

b) To whom do they report? Analyze how that reporting level/relationship affects their role, practice, and collaboration with nursing and interprofessional providers.

c) How can/do the Advanced Practice Nurses and other Master’s-prepared nurses impact the clinical microsystem in your work setting/unit to promote quality outcomes?

– Be sure to specifically include discussion of the role for which you are preparing.

***If there are no Advanced Practice Nurses currently in your organization:

a) identify the status of any plans to hire APNs
b) project how APNs could be used within your organization/work setting

Utilize the materials available in Complexity Leadership (pp. 209-210) and Advanced Practice Nursing: Emphasizing Common Roles (pp. 403-413) to facilitate your analysis and discussion.

A chart may be most useful to organize and present this information.