Nursing Chapter 1 American Association Colleges Nursing Description Professional Practice

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17) There have been several patient complaints that the staff members of the unit are
disorganized and that "no one seems to know what to do or when to do it." The staff members
concur that they don't have a real sense of direction and guidance from their leader. Which type
of leadership is this unit experiencing?
1. Autocratic
2. Bureaucratic
3. Laissez-faire
4. Authoritarian
18) Compare and contrast transformational leaders and bureaucratic leaders by choosing the
options that are examples of transformational leadership. Select all that apply.
1. The leader focuses on organizational functions and the structure to get work done.
2. The most common type of leader in today's healthcare arena.
3. This leader follows the leadership style that is recommended by the Institute of Medicine.
4. The leader allows the staff to take risks to improve care within the organization.
5. The leader seeks to guide staff in their understanding of their importance to the work of the
19) Select the reason the transformational leadership sometimes fails in an organization.
1. The need to change is addressed urgently.
2. The coalition guiding the facility is too diverse.
3. Influence, power, and empowerment are all used.
4. Poor recognition of organizational culture and does not value staff.
20) The rural hospital has experienced a very small patient census over the last two months.
Salary costs for this period have been over budget, and the nurse manager announces that all
nurses will be required to rotate taking unpaid furlough days until the census improves. Which
type of leadership does this manager exemplify?
1. Impoverished leadership
2. Country club leadership
3. Authority-obedience leadership
4. Team leadership
21) Choose the option that best describes knowledge management theory.
1. Leaders are intelligent.
2. Focus is on routine work.
3. The knowledge worker is critical as an organization asset.
4. Evidence-based practice is the core.
22) The staff nurse is considered to be a leader by nursing peers on the unit. What characteristics
does this nurse likely possess? Select all that apply.
1. Awareness of happenings throughout the hospital
2. Ability to encourage newly hired nurses
3. Skepticism about using technology for standard nursing tasks
4. Adaptability
5. Collaboration skills
23) The AONE identifies important principles for nurse managers and executives. Which
statements represent these principles? Select all that apply.
1. Relationships are important.
2. The core of nursing is caring.
3. Knowledge is synthesized.
4. Care is patient- and family-centered.
5. Nurse managers are the same as nurse leaders.
24) Which strategy supports the American Association of Colleges of Nursing description of a
professional practice environment? Select all that apply.
1. Provide an effective staff education program.
2. Promote leadership advancement.
3. Attract nurses to leadership positions by increasing salaries.
4. Engage nurses in decision-making.
5. Nursing philosophy focus is on collaboration.
25) Keeping Patients Safe and The Future of Nursing reports both address important nursing
issues related to leadership and management. What aspect of healthcare delivery do they both
emphasize in relationship to nurses?
1. Nursing image is an important aspect of the profession and its success.
2. Nurses should be leaders in quality improvement, but are not fully prepared for this leadership.
3. Nursing leadership is focused on formal management positions in healthcare organizations.
4. Nursing scope of practice is important and needs to be broadened.
26) Porter-O'Grady, a nursing leader, comments on a critical concern for nursing, as noted in this
chapter. What is this concern?
1. Need to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses
2. Need for more nursing publications
3. Need to engage and embrace change
4. Need for more nursing research
27) Which modern leadership theory focuses on changes within the organization and external to
the organization?
1. Contingency
2. Connective
3. Leadership 2.0
4. Deming's theory
28) A nurse manager is preparing performance appraisal evaluations. Which management
function is the manager demonstrating?
1. Planning
2. Organizing
3. Leading
4. Controlling
29) Which of The Future of Nursing report recommendations will have an impact on nursing
1. Associate degree nursing programs should increase by 20%.
2. Nurses who provide direct care are critical and provide leadership.
3. The rate of completion of the doctoral degree is at a high level.
4. There should be an increase of 80% in BSN graduates.
30) The Future of Nursing report recommends which of the following that will have an impact
on nurse leaders and quality care?
1. Associate degree programs in nursing should be increased by 20%.
2. The number of BSN graduates is at an appropriate number.
3. The doctorate degree is at the best level it has been.
4. An increase of 80% in BSN graduates is the goal.
31) The Future of Nursing report not only identifies recommendations for the nursing profession,
but also priorities for nursing research. Which of the following are included in the priorities?
Select all that apply.
1. Teamwork
2. Communication
3. Quality care
4. Nursing leadership

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