Discussion # 1


Theoretical Models of Nursing Leadership

You  are the nurse manager on a busy medical-surgical unit. You have been  requested to attend a hospital administration meeting with your Chief  Nursing Officer (CNO) and the hospital Chief Financial Officer. The CNO  explains that nurse−patient staffing ratios on every unit are being  increased, and your ratios must also increase by 1-2 patients on both  the day and night shift. The CNO assures you this is a temporary issue  due to the seasonal high census, and this decision is not open for  debate. You are shocked and don’t know how to respond initially.

Question #1

Using the Theory of Emotional Intelligence: Page 56

a) Describe how you will demonstrate self-management and social competence to regulate your emotions in this scenario?

b) Discuss how you will respond to your CNO by using this leadership theory.

Question #2

a)  Determine how you will present the new nurse−patient staffing ratios to  your nursing staff by using the Theory of Quantum Leadership.


  1. Initial post:  Respond to the discussion questions posted in Discussion board by  Monday (11:59pm)  must be at least 150 to 200 words in length to earn  credit for the assignment
  2. Peer response: Each Student must respond to at least (2) other students‘ INITIAL post (must be at least 100 words in length by Wednesday (11:59pm) to earn credit for the assignment
  3. The initial and response posts  must each have a minimum of two (2) outside references (i.e., textbook,  medical/nursing resources, etc.) to earn credit for assignment
  4. Cite your references APA 7th 
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