Reply to my peers Peer 1 I chose ANA American Nurses Association they are being committed in keeping everyone informed of the coronavirus and giving updates. They have a coronavirus update webpage social media channels and email. They are following CDC guidelines with social distancing so a lot of their employees are teleworking and continuing to support nurses and their families with the coronavirus. On their webpage they have a coronavirus response fund for donations of nurses in need during this outbreak. They are also offering mental help for all the front line workers that may need it during this crisis. They have a section for frequently asked questions and answers about the virus. I found their response adequate during this pandemic I myself being a frontline worker think its amazing to know that there is help out there if it is needed. This pandemic can cause and is causing a lot of stress on healthcare workers. Our world has completely changed in just a few months. Its great to know that there are resources out there that are being offered if we need them. References: ANA Enterprise: American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Retrieved from Peer 2 Throughout my career, I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with exemplary nurse leaders. One that comes to mind would be my nurse educator when I first began working in the OR, Sarah. She was always focused on patient safety and emphasized the importance of it above all else. I felt her style of leadership is most closely identified with relational leadership theories. In particular, I would describe her as a transactional leader. This is further explored in our readings: The transactional leader focuses on the goals of the organization, with a directive style establishing expectations for team members and motivating with rewards. With this type of leadership, both the leader and the team member gain something from the interactions, although theirs is not necessarily a shared vision. The leader is focused on getting the job done, and the team member is motivated by the reward earned. (Murray, 2017, p.48) I found my experience with Sarah to be profound since it helped to layout a foundation for my nursing career. We both had similar goals and I felt I could trust her with any concerns I had. I hope to channel her skills and competence one day as a leader myself. Murray, E. (2017). [South University]. Retrieved from

Peer 1 provides an analysis of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) response to the coronavirus pandemic. They highlight that the ANA has a dedicated webpage, social media channels, and email communication to keep nurses informed about the virus and provide updates. The ANA is also following CDC guidelines by implementing social distancing measures, allowing employees to telework, and supporting nurses and their families during this crisis.

Peer 1 mentions that the ANA has a coronavirus response fund for donations to support nurses in need, as well as offering mental health resources for frontline workers. They appreciate the resources and support available, recognizing the significant stress healthcare workers face in light of the pandemic. Peer 1 concludes by stating the importance of having these resources and appreciating the help that is available.

In Peer 2’s response, they reflect on their experience working with a nurse leader named Sarah, who focused on patient safety and emphasized its importance above all else. They describe Sarah’s leadership style as relational and transactional, as discussed in the readings. They mention that Sarah’s leadership approach was directive, establishing expectations for team members and motivating them with rewards. Both the leader and the team members benefitted from this interaction, although their vision may not have been completely shared.

Peer 2 expresses the profound impact of working with Sarah and how it laid the foundation for their nursing career. They admire her skills and competence and aspire to channel these qualities as a future leader themselves.

Both peers provide valuable insights into their respective topics. Peer 1 discusses the ANA’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the resources and support they offer to nurses and their families. This analysis shows the importance of organizations like the ANA in supporting frontline healthcare workers during this challenging time. Peer 2 reflects on their experience working with a nurse leader and identifies her leadership style as transactional, emphasizing the importance of patient safety. This reflection demonstrates the influence nurse leaders can have on shaping the future careers of their team members.

In terms of improvement, both peers could benefit from providing more specific examples or evidence to support their observations. For example, Peer 1 could provide specific details about the mental health resources offered by the ANA or share a personal anecdote about how they found the support helpful. Peer 2 could provide specific examples of how Sarah’s leadership style manifested in their interactions or how it impacted their own development as a nurse. These additional details would enhance the depth and credibility of their analyses.