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Write a 4–6 page impact. Each organization has a unique structure that impacts the behavior of the organization. In health care organizations, this impact is on the ability of the organization to deliver quality patient care. Nursing is an essential component of any health care organization, and nursing leaders must understand the role of nursing and nursing leadership within the total organization. Understanding basic organizational structure, mission, vision, philosophy, and values will better prepare nurse leaders to improve quality and patient outcomes. SHOW LESS By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Identify nursing leadership priorities, using a systems perspective. Identify a nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective. Competency 2: Apply systems theory and systems thinking to facilitate health care delivery and patient outcomes. Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice. Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis. Competency 4: Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership. Assess how the new nurse leader position should apply leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities to exert power and influence and impact patient outcomes. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional. Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and current APA style. Competency Map CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Use this online tool to track your performance and progress through your course. Toggle Drawer Context Organizational Structure, Systems Theory, and Leadership Embedded within the AONE (2015) competencies for nursing leaders are various components of systems thinking and systems leadership. Nursing leaders need to perform a historical review of organizational theories because it helps them understand the effect of structures and theories that are relevant to health care organizational systems. This understanding leads to knowledge on how these systems affect the role and scope of nursing practice. SHOW LESS Systems theory came into use within the business sector following a publication on the subject by Peter Senge. As time progressed, health care leaders adapted principles from systems theory and applied them to health care organizations and systems. Systems theory maintains that the parts of the whole affect each other in many ways, with interactions so complex that any event or action may have multiple consequences across the entire whole (Senge, 1990). Effective Communication Communication is a key competency for nurse executives. It may involve verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic, and other communication modalities. Communication among members of teams, between departments and service lines, within large networks, with strategic business partners, and with patients, families, or support persons requires awareness of various facets of effective communication. References AONE. (2015). Nurse executive competencies. Retrieved from http://www.aone.org/resources/leadership%20tools/nursecomp.shtml Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York, NY: Currency Doubleday. Toggle Drawer Questions to Consider To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the heath care community. What is the relationship between an organization’s structure, mission, vision, philosophy, values, and policies and procedures? What strategies does your health care organization (or one that you are familiar with) use when making changes within the organization? How do you see nurse leaders participating in the process of organizational change? How are changes made in organizational structure, and when are they typically made? How do transformational and transparent nursing leadership fit in the organization’s power structure? Toggle Drawer Resources Required Resources The following resources are required to complete the assessment. Capella Resources Click the link provided to view the following resource: SWOT Analysis Template. APA Paper Template. APA Paper Tutorial. SHOW LESS Suggested Resources The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom. Capella Multimedia Click the links provided below to view the following multimedia pieces: Systems Theory and the Fifth Discipline | Transcript. Riverbend City: Getting Started | Transcript. Riverbend City: Decision Mission | Transcript. Consider the elements that needed to be taken into consideration as the nurse leader made her decision. Riverbend City: Needs Priorities Mission | Transcript. Library Resources The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course: