Describe qualities of effective changes agents

Describe qualities of effective changes agents

  1. Describe qualities of effective changes agents.
  2. Analyze the roles of nurse leaders and managers to effectively create change in complex and diverse healthcare systems.
  3. Explain how nurse leaders work with diverse populations to create change

Purpose: Explore how the nurse manager is an effective change agent in diverse populations.


You are a new unit manager on a medical surgical unit. The majority of patients are Latino. You note that there is a high incidence of new onset diabetes in this population. However, there is little documentation of education by staff. You decide to have a meeting with nursing and auxiliary staff about how to better educate these patients. The staff is not in agreement with changing the policy on educating this population. They feel that the population will not listen and is difficult to reach with educational material. The incidence of new onset diabetes in this population is high enough that you decide to make changes. You are now a change agent.

  1. Using your book and other material write a 23 page paper describing the characteristics of a change agent.
  2. Develop a strategy to employ change.
  3. Finally, state realistic outcomes that you will be looking for and how you will evaluate the success of the change.
  4. Be sure you support your ideas with current literature.



  • Your paper should be 23 pages in APA format, not including references and title page.
  • Write your original response in Standard English using proper APA 6th edition format; paying special attention to grammar, style and mechanics.
  • Ensure that your purpose is clearly stated.
  • Demonstrate logical and appropriate transitions from one idea to another.
  • Your paper should be highly organized, logical and focused.
  • Please pay close attention to your punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.
  • You should have a minimum of four academically credible sources from outside of the course materials.

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