(Solution) NR504 Week 3: Leading and Caring for Oneself

MSN-prepared nurses serve as leaders across a wide array of healthcare and organizational contexts, influencing individuals, teams, organizations, and communities. Recognizing this far-reaching impact of the MSN-prepared nurse as leader in shaping healthcare and the profession, respond to the following.

  • Why are self-care and self-leadership important, and how do they relate to one’s competency as a leader? How is self-care related to self-leadership?
  • Based upon the Chamberlain Care Model, what are the implications when adequate self-care is present? What are the implications when self-care is lacking or absent?
  • How are self-care and self-leadership reflected in the principles of authentic leadership?
  • What are the implications of effective self-leadership and self-care in your future MSN role? Provide two recommendations to further cultivate self-care and self-leadership.

Include current, peer-reviewed scholarly support (outside of class resources) to validate your work.


Self-leadership is a continuous journey with a plethora of growth opportunities. Self-leadership is preceded by self-care which according to Shirey (2015), is the cultivation of own health and wellness including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Self-care and self-leadership are crucial in building one’s leadership skills as they can help leaders attain a high level of self-motivation and self-direction that is highly essential for optimal performance. Self-care relates to self-leadership in that, by practicing self-care, leaders build more energy to help their team. Self-care also helps leaders to prioritize their workload and create time for helping others to sharpen their leadership skills (Whitehead et al., 2017).

Based on the Chamberlain Care Model, the implications of adequate self-care include enhancement in interpersonal relationships through improving interactions with others. Sufficient…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5