Personal Leadership Philosophies



Nursing Leadership

Develop and submit a personal leadership philosophy that reflects what you think are characteristics of a good leader. Use the scholarly resources on leadership you selected to support your philosophy statement. Your personal leadership philosophy should include the following:  The response accurately and thoroughly describes in detail a set of core values.

The response accurately and completely describes in detail a personal mission/vision statement.

The response accurately and completely provides an analysis and detailed summary of the CliftonStrengths Assessment.  The response accurately and thoroughly describes in detail two key behaviors to strengthen.

An accurate, complete, and detailed development plan is provided that thoroughly explains plans to improve upon the two key behaviors selected.  The response includes a comprehensive synthesis of information gleaned from sources that fully support how to achieve a personal vision. Integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2 or 3 course-specific resources to fully support the responses provided.

Nursing Leadership

While raising two adolescent girls, this author is working on her Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree (PMHNP).

Psychiatric disorders within these professions are multifaceted and rising at an alarming rate. My most recent project is hosting a website for my non-profit organization, sharing my research and fundraising for mental health therapy for local MP and FRs; my efforts supported by their respective employers. During personal interactions, many have expressed to me that for psychological symptoms, they are directed to contact their respective employee assistance program (EAP). Unfortunately, combined with the already perceived stigma of seeking help, the true reluctance was the absence of an EAP clinician with first-hand experience in these unique occupations. These concerns significantly limit the number of “relatable” practitioners therefore, as a trusted partner, incorporating over 20 years of experience with MP and FRs, I will change this for all of us.



Core Values

Prior to this course, this author always felt that through life, open-mindedness, perseverance, compassion, education, and innovation, were her core values. Remaining open-minded about different individuals or situations has afforded this author the gift of seeing people and things from a different perspective than her own. The ability to persevere despite challenges from nearly every ACE factor and still maintain compassion for others is a core value that this author has been able to maintain through life and currently teach to her children. Education and innovation have been the foundation of this perseverance in finding not only why people think the way they do but also how to help good people out of bad situations. When this author engaged in the Gallop survey presented, the results were very similar with strengths a relator, learner, maintaining responsibility, a developer and maintaining focus.

Mission Statement

To aid in the recovery of trauma victims through psychiatry and mental health.

Strengths Assessment


Strengthen Behaviors


Personal Vision

As a highly regarded partner in their profession, I envision reaching every civil service and medical professional in Florida, suffering from exposure to trauma. Within ten years, this author envisions improving overall public safety by reducing uncontrolled psychiatric disorders, helping to maintain compliance, and eliminating preventable suicide among active and retired FRs and MPs.

Achievement Plan

This author anticipates attending monthly meetings with local agencies and healthcare teams across the Tampa Bay Area, contributing time to local volunteer opportunities and becoming more involved in local and state political campaigns. This nurse also anticipates developing and teaching courses in psychiatry, mental health, peer assessment and self-care after graduation. This nurse will exemplify, particularly for her daughters, success as a female business owner of a facility that specializes in the needs of a FR or MP. I will dedicate myself to assisting that community with the management of mental, emotional, and physical disorders. I will continue to promote and utilize high quality, peer-reviewed research, and evidence-based practice as well as successfully maintain all relevant qualifications. My dedication will continue to expand through a nationwide telepsychiatry program specifically designed for all active and retired personnel in this unique profession.

Supporting Sources

Benefiting from networking and resources, she obtained a student membership as quickly as possible to local professional organizations such as Tampa Bay Advance Practice Nursing Council, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Nurses Association and a pending application with American Psychiatric Nurses Association. This author volunteers locally with Tampa Bay Regional Critical Incident Team and Hillsborough County Medical Reserve Corps while working to obtain legal rights for her own non-profit organization, “One Thin Line Family”.

Leaders need to create a vision to aim for with every aspect of their practice and behavioral foundation. Kouzes and Posner support the idea that followers feel their prime candidate is going to know what they are all working toward and expects them to lead the way on the road to that goal (Marshall & Broome, 2017).


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