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Nurse Manager Skills Inventory

1) Rate yourself using the American Organization of Nurse Executive's (AONE) "Nurse Manager Skills Inventory." Access the inventory at http://www.aone.org/resources/leadership%20tools/PDFs/NMSL_BrochureFINAL.pdf

2) I need to write a reflection of 750-1,000 words in which to identify your strengths and weaknesses related to the four content areas below:

a) Personal and professional accountability

b) Career planning

c) Personal journey disciplines

d) Reflective practice reference behaviors/tenets

3) Discuss how you will use your current leadership skill set to advocate for change in your workplace.

4) Identify one personal goal for your leadership growth and discuss your implementation plan to achieve that goal.

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a) In respect to personal and professional accountability, one of my key strengths is the fact that I am always seeking to improve my ability to provide the best service possible to patients, by consistently looking for ways in which to increase my educational level. In addition, I will make it a priority to always seek to learn from those nurses that have more experience and knowledge in the field than I do, which will help me to become much better at this profession as well. I also have the strength of not making any excuses for the mistakes that I make, and to simply ensure that I learn from those mistakes, in order to ensure that I don't make the same mistakes again in relation to treating patients, etc. The only weakness that I have in this area, has been that I have blamed circumstances for some of my setbacks in the past.

b) In respect to career planning, one of my key strengths is the fact that I always maintain a five-year plan of where I would want to be in the career field of nursing, and I make adaptations and alterations to this plan as circumstances dictate. In addition, my career planning involves a systematic step-by-step and incremental increase in my educational attainment in respect to nursing, so that I can be fully prepared to take advantage of career opportunities as ...

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