Individual Assignment: construct and support an argument
Individual Assignment: Construct and support an argument
Over the past 28 years, I worked in the health care profession as a Registered Nurse. Just within the past three years, given the opportunity to run a Surgical Services Department for a large hospital organization my responsibilities include oversight/management of 50 employees between Pre-Admission Testing (PAT), Same Day Surgery (SDS). Gastroenterology Clinic (GI), Pain Center, five Operating Rooms (ORs) and a Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Currently we do an average case volume of 14,000 cases per year generating revenue of between 10-15 million dollars ...view middle of the document...
The test is based upon whether one is more extroverted versus introverted, sensing versus intuitive, thinking versus feeling, or judging versus perceiving (What is my Jungian 16-type personality?, 2011). The results indicate that I am an ESTJ Jungian personality type, suited to a “career as a corporate executive,” because I “like to organize and run things,” I am “realistic, logical, analytical, decisive, and have a natural head for business” (What is my Jungian 16-type personality?, 2011).
Knowing the results of the personality test, give weigh regarding pursing my education to expound upon an establish foundation for management. From review of various programs and with the demands of an already time-consuming job, online seems a logical way to purse an advanced degree. The University of Phoenix’s MBA program offers the core knowledge and training courses that will provide for my future nursing leadership in grasping business concepts.
Work demands and family obligations make obtaining a traditional classroom MBA impractical if not impossible. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) regionally accredits the University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix MBA online program allow me to be ability to attend class, provides for classroom interactions and team collaborating, all of which occur on a weekly basis online. Online classrooms allow me to access information anywhere, anytime without the loss of time from work or family. Shephard (2008) states that “One area where affective outcomes are now openly and successfully sought are health sciences.” The educational training for healthcare professional focuses on skills necessary to promote health and provide emotional and physical care to their patients. Effective nursing leadership demands an understanding and competency in the knowledge of multi-professional and transcultural care. This understanding comes through the skills applied from obtaining an advanced degree, according to Terres Bondas (2006), “The educational requirements for nurse leaders’ needs serious attention in order to develop a competent nursing leadership.” The Nursing Management (2005) website provides an example of an executive nurse who uses her combined education of Nursing and MBA degrees to exemplified nursing leadership. Joan Massella,...