Nursing Leadership Competencies Discussion Paper

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All nurses have a certain degree of leadership and management responsibility. Some of you currently function in a formal leadership role and many of you will transition to this in the future. The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) has identified core competencies in the domains of communication and relationship management, knowledge of health care environment, leadership, professionalism, and business skills necessary for nurse leaders. ­­­­­­­­In this workshop, you will analyze the AONE Nurse Executive competencies demonstrated by a nurse leader in a formal leadership role.

Upon successful completion of the course material, you will be able to:

Analyze specific American Organization of for Nursing Leadership competencies exhibited by a nurse in a formal leadership role.


Textbook: Leading and Managing in Nursing

Web Article: Recommendations of the Future of Nursing

Website: American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Nurse Leader Competencies


Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.

In your textbook, Leading and Managing in Nursing, read:

Chapter 26, “Role Transition”

Chapter 31, “Thriving for the Future”

Visit the AONL website and analyze the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies. You can access the website at

If above hyperlink does not work, go to click on Resources, and select Nurse Leader Competencies. From the list, select "Nursing Executive Competencies."

Contemplate the effectiveness of a nurse leader in a formal leadership role (charge nurse, director of nursing, nursing manager, administrator, or nursing instructor). This nurse could be a current manager, or a leader you identify from a past encounter.  From the list, select "Nurse Executive Competencies."

Write a three to four page paper (in addition to cover page and reference page) that analyzes the effectiveness of this leader in relation to all five of the AONE domains.

Include the following criteria when writing this paper:

Describe the nurse selected, including the title and scope of their current leadership role.

Analyze strengths and weaknesses of leader in all five domains (communication and relationship management, knowledge of health care environment, leadership, professionalism, and business skills).  The "domain" is the large category, i.e. leadership.

Analyze how the leader you identified met or did not meet specific characteristics listed under the domain. Use at least two competencies from each domain to describe the leadership of your chosen leader.  The competency is the sub-category under a given domain, i.e. for leadership:  systems thinking and change management.  You may use any of the bullet points under the competency as part of your analysis.

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Nursing Leadership Competencies
All nurses have the obligation of taking leadership roles despite their professional
positions. Leadership in nursing is all about taking control and ensuring that patients receive the
best of nursing care for overall health well-being. According to the American nurse executive
competencies report, nurses must be in an interprofessional and collaborative environment. As a
result, the AONL nursing competencies are a set of knowledge and skills that shape the practice
and activities of nurse leaders. I once interacted with a nurse manager at a nursing institution that
I worked as an attaché. The nurse manager was a male, and he exhibited the excellent qualities of
a nurse leader.
The nurse manager has vital roles and responsibilities that make sure activities and
processes around nursing run smoothly. Nurse Managers are entitled to executive and nursing
roles (Yoder-Wise, 2014). The nurse manager in the hospital was in charge of taking good care
of both patients and hospital staff. The nurse manager benefits the hospital by ensuring that all
there is patient safety and quality healthcare services through their leadership roles. As a result,
the nurse manager was in charge of all operations to ensure that strategic goals and objectives are
met on time. The nurse manager was also accommodating as a coach and mentor to other juniors
like me who were still amateurs in nursing.
Based on the AONL nursing executive competencies, the nurse manager had his
strengths and weakn...

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