Response Plans

You have to submit three Response Plans to complete this assessment.

Use the library and the Internet to research change theory, leadership, and communication strategies. Use the Suggested Resources to research leadership
and communication concepts and change theory.
• The challenge in this assessment is to create a response plan for several intervention scenarios.
o There are three deliverables required for this assessment.
Rationale for this assessment:
Nurse leaders solve problems or resolve conflict on a daily basis. Understanding how change theory can be applied to a situation and examining various
types of interventions in advance can relieve pressure on the nurse leader and improve the workplace environment and outcomes. Rehearsing potential
interventions provides a mental toolkit on which to rely during stressful times.
Your management-training workshop continues:
The second day of HR’s Nursing Leadership Workshop is designed to help you identify and practice effective responses and interventions to common
problems and situations. Participants are presented with three scenarios and must create a response plan for each scenario, in the form of a 1–2 page
Deliverables: Submit three Response Plans to complete this assessment.
• Choose 3 of the 5 Intervention Scenarios linked in the Required Resources for this assessment.
• For each scenario you choose, develop a separate Response Plan in the form of a 1–2 page outline.
o Label each outline using the example below:
 Example: Response Plan for School Nurse.
Analyze each Intervention Scenario and describe the leadership, communication, and management strategies you believe would be most effective for each
Use the following subheadings to organize your Response Plan outline for each situation.
• Change Theory: Explain concepts of change theory and how it can be used as a tool to manage situations.
o Identify elements of change theory that fit best with the scenario.
o How can you use change theory to deal with conflict?
Strategies and Rationale: Describe an effective leadership style you would employ to address a problem.
o Explain the rationale for choosing a leadership strategy to solve a problem.
o Identify interventions to address the problem.
Expected Outcome: Describe how outcomes or success of the style selected for each situation could be measured.
o Describe how you could determine improved outcomes or measure success of the leadership style selected for each situation.
 What might go wrong and how would you deal with that?
Professional Standards: Explain how professional and legal standards guide the effective nurse leader when making decisions.

Library resources

Lartey, S., Cummings, G., & Profetto-McGrath, J. (2014). Interventions that promote retention of experienced registered nurses in health care settings: A
systematic review. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(8), 1027–1041.
• Müller, C., Plewnia, A., Becker, S., Rundel, M., Zimmermann, L., & Körner, M. (2015). Expectations and requests regarding team training
interventions to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in medical rehabilitation–A qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 15(135), 1–16.
• Eubank, D. (2012). [Review of the book Leading change in healthcare: Transforming organizations using complexity, positive psychology and
relationship-centered care, edited by A. L. Suchman, D. J. Sluyter, & P. R. Williamson]. Families, Systems & Health, 30(4), 352–353.
• Hickey, M., Kritek, P. B. (2012). Change leadership in nursing: How change occurs in a complex hospital system. New York: Springer.
• Grol, R., Wensing, M., Eccles, M., & Davis, D. (Eds.). (2013). Improving patient care: The implementation of change in health care (2nd ed.).
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley && Sons.
• Pilon, B. A., Ketel, C., Davidson, H. A., Gentry, C. K., Crutcher, T. D., Scott, A. W., . . . Rosenbloom, S. T. (2015). Evidence-guided integration of
interprofessional collaborative practice into nurse managed health centers.Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(4), 340–350.
• Disch, J. (2013). Interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Nursing Outlook, 61(1), 3–4.

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