Determine your leadership style (http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm).
Overview/Description: The final assignment will synthesize what you have discovered about the different advanced practice roles and scope of practice found in the master of nursing curriculum: NP, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator. You will review all roles and then examine the specialty for which you were admitted, focusing on the scope of practice, core competencies, certification requirements, and legal aspects of practice for that specific role. You will also identify the practice environment and population you will be working with, as well as peers and colleagues. In addition, you will discuss your future leadership role and participation in professional organizations. Your paper is to be based on current literature, standards of practice, core competencies, and certification bodies for your chosen role. The paper should be 10–12 pages excluding the title and reference, and APA format is required. Criteria: • Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing: o Compare and contrast the roles of the NP, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, and nurse administrator in advanced practice nursing pertaining to clinical practice, primary care, education, administration, and research. • Selected Advanced Practice Role: o Examine regulatory and legal requirements for the state in which you plan to practice. o Describe the professional organizations available for membership based on your selected role. o Identify required competencies, including certification requirements for your selected role. o Predict the organization and setting, population, and colleagues with whom you plan to work. • Leadership Attributes of the Advanced Practice Role: o Determine your leadership style (http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-leadershipquiz.htm). o After taking the quiz my leadership style was Participative Leadership Participative leaders accept input from one or more group members when making decisions and solving problems, but the leader retains the final say when choices are made. Group members tend to be encouraged and motivated by this style of leadership. This style of leadership often leads to more effective and accurate decisions, since no leader can be an expert in all areas. Input from group members with specialized knowledge and expertise creates a more complete basis for decision-making. o Identify leadership attributes you currently possess, and attributes you may need to develop. o Determine how to attain and evaluate those missing attributes. • Health Policy and the Advanced Practice Role •