(Answered) NRS 440 Week 5 Assignment

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


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.


Reflective Paper: Nurse Manager Skills Inventory

The inventory nursing tool plays a pivotal role in analysis of professional and career planning as the nurse managers extensively utilize inventory tools for personal rating and reviewing in all nursing areas of content by using the appropriate scales. According to Deyo, Swartwout, and Drenkard (2016), the nurse manager skills inventory motivates reflective practice in the field of nursing as it reveals various strengths and weaknesses to aid the nurse manager enhance own performance in both real and measurable approaches. Reflective practice is very critical in nursing as it allows for constructive change, focus on both personal and professional objectives and the establishment of a plan for achievement of the goals. Taking this into account, this paper seeks to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses that relate to personal and professional accountability, career planning, personal journey disciplines, and reflective practice reference behaviors/tenets. Further, the reflective paper will discuss on how to utilize leadership skill sets for creation of change in work place and identify one personal goal for leadership growth and plan for achievement of the goal.

Personal and Professional Accountability

Accountability comprises of key core dimensions which include personal growth and development, involvement in professional associations, ethical behavior and practice and certification (Baxter &Warshawsky, 2014). I have proven to myself that I am a magnificent leader. I have involved myself in a number of professional associations and I have regularly attended conferences and workshops. Currently, all my certifications are up-to-date and to expand my personal and professional knowledge base, I have been working on acquiring more certifications. I have tried to my level best to act in an ethical approach whilst performing my duties and in my engagements with colleagues and the patients as well. My core weakness is public speaking. Even though I am high ranked in ensuring the maintenance of personal and professional development, I ought to build my public speaking skills for enhancement of my leadership skills. It is through confident public speaking that I can influence others. To improve on this, I will continue to learn and practice more on delivering persuasive speeches for creation of change within the nursing field.

Career planning

The nursing skills inventory has it that nurses ought to know and understand their roles in nursing, in their institution and the future to position themselves appropriately. I am fully aware of my role and as such, I have been envisioning an improvement to my role to develop into a better leader for the future of nursing and spearhead the initiatives in the public health, changes in the public health policies that considerably impact the total patient outcomes. To achieve this, I plan to advance my leadership education and training. My weakness is inadequate time and financial resources for furthering my education which I will address through proper time management to ensure a balance in all aspects of my life……Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10