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NURS 4021 Leadership Competencies in Nursing & Healthcare: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 4021 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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ANA's Foundation of Nursing Package:

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing's social policy statement: The essence of the profession. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope & standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

Fowler, M. D., & American Nurses Association. (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.


Clavelle, J. (2012). Transformational leadership: Visibility, accessibility, and communication. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(7/8), 345-346.

Curtis, E. & O’Connell, R. (2011). Essential leadership skills for motivating and developing staff. Nursing Management, 18(5), 32-35.

Diers, D., Hendrickson, K., Rimar, J., & Donovan, D. (2013). Understanding Nursing Units With Data and Theory. Nursing Economic$, 31(3), 110-117.

Fagan, M. (2012). Techniques to improve patient safety in hospitals: What nurse administrators need to know. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(9),426-430.

Goetz, K., Janney, M., Ramsey, K., (2011). When nursing takes ownership of financial outcomes: Achieving exceptional financial performance through leadership, strategy, and execution. Nursing Economic$, 29(4), 173-182.

Goh, S., Chan, C., & Kuziemsky, C. (2013). Teamwork, organizational learning, patient safety and job outcomes. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance,26(5), 420-432.

Heuston, M. & Wolf, G. (2011). Transformational leadership skills of successful nurse managers. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(6), 248-251.

Jefferies, A., & Shah, V. (2011). Clinicians prefer simple educational tools for implementing practice change. Medical Teacher, 33(11), e602-e606. 

Johnson, J., Veneziano, T., Green, J., Howarth, E., Malast, T., Mastro, K., Moran, A., Mulligan, L., & Smith, A. (2011). Breaking the fall. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(5), 538-545.

Losa Iglesias, M., & Becerro De Bengoa Vallejo, R. (2012). Conflict resolution styles in the nursing profession. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal For The Australian Nursing Profession, 43(1), 73-80.

Murphy, L. (2012). Authentic leadership: Becoming and remaining an authentic nurse leader. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(11), 507-512.

Musanti, R., O'Keefe, T.; Silverstein, W. (2012). Partners in caring: An innovative nursing model of care delivery. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 36(3), 217-224.

Seidl, K. & Newhouse, R. (2012). The intersection of evidence-based practice with 5 quality improvement methodologies. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(6), 299-304.

Wong, C., Cummings, G., & Ducharme, L.(2013). The relationship between nursing leadership and patient outcomes: A systematic review update. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(5), 709-724. 

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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