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ASSIGNMENT 1

Rate yourself using the results from the “Nurse Manager Skills Inventory”:

http://www.aone.org/resources/online-assessments.shtml

Write a reflection of 750‐1,000 words in which you identify your strengths and weaknesses related to the four content areas below:

  1. Personal and professional accountability
  2. Career planning
  3. Personal journey disciplines
  4. Reflective practice reference behaviors/tenets

Discuss how you will use your current leadership skill set to advocate for change in your workplace.

Identify one personal goal for your leadership growth and discuss your implementation plan to achieve that goal.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in‐text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

ASSIGNMENT 2

Topic 1 DQ 1

“Variant characteristics of culture” include nationality, race, age, color, religious affiliation, educational status, socioeconomic status, occupation, military experience, political beliefs, urban versus rural residence, enclave identity, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender issues, physical characteristics, immigration status, and length of time away from the country of origin.

Which characteristics can change, and which cannot? Discuss how these, whether changing or stable, can influence one’s worldview.

Topic 1 DQ 2

How does cultural competency occur? What can one do to become culturally aware? Describe an effective approach to using The Purnell Model when working with subcultures (immigration status, gender, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, educational status, etc.).

Topic 2 DQ 1

From your readings, which cultural difference would be most challenging for you to understand? Why? How would you prepare to work with individuals from this culture in order to respect their culture?

Topic 2 DQ 2

If health care practitioners cannot communicate to the patients in their language, how important is it to find a translator? Whose problem is it, the health care provider’s or the patient’s? Why?