This reflection will explore the leadership roles of FNP-DNP as related to cultural competency, social justice, health care disparities and ethical decision making. Chism (2016), “Leadership implies accompaniment and compassion, and management implies control through supervision” (p. 66). Zaccagnini and White (2017), categorize five traits of the DNP/FNP leader as follows: Be a role model, create a shared vision, challenge of the status quo, enable others to act, and celebrate accomplishments. Chism (2016) presents a case study where a DNP becomes an effective community leader by addressing a need at her church for better health screenings. The DNP identified a need, researched evidence, helped leaders …show more content…
The DNP demonstrates social justice by becoming involved. Chism (2012) identifies the steps to social change. First the nurse identifies an area of interest, examines the amount of time which can be devoted and lastly get involved. Political activism and political action are a natural fit for the advanced practice nurse. Nurses are in an ideal position for political activism due to being the most trusted profession for the last fifteen years (ANA, 2016). The president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) states “I challenge those charged with making health policy at the facility, local, state and national levels, to include the trusted voice of nurses at the decision-making table” (ANA, …show more content…
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