It is a leader’s responsibility to serve others and inspire them to live fuller lives. Throughout the past few years, I have worked to become the best leader possible in hopes of enacting positive change. I’m often the person my friends turn to when they need encouragement. Though it can certainly be nerve-wracking to risk failure, seeking new opportunities is an important avenue of growth. I attempt to incorporate this message in all of my endeavors, including as a Gatton Academy Avatar.
I think Leadership is an important skill for the nurses of all levels. Being an effective nurse means being an effective leader as well. My personal experience shown that workplace environment, teamwork and patients care are depending on nurses leadership skills. Mahoney described leaders as being “visionary, equipped with strategies, a plan and desire to direct their teams and services to a future goal ” (2001) . I think leaders should be also passionate, dynamic and have a motivational and inspirational influence on other people.
Staying up to date with new practice guidelines, and research will also aid my ability to challenge any outdated standards, as I will be thoroughly prepared and educated to make that distinction. Challenging the status quo is something I’ve never really done, but being a nurse practitioner will empower me to seek those types of challenges – but not until I’ve moved on from novice to advanced beginner nurse practitioner, as my newly acquired experience will impart me the confidence required to distinguish between status quos in need of
The nursing units that implement mentoring and residency programs to guide the new graduate through the process have found success in nurse retention (Olson, 2015). The residency programs typically consist of learning both in the classroom and on the clinical floor to adapt to the critical care area. The extended orientation period with the support of an educator and management to cultivate a stronger new nurse can improve retention while increasing the staff turnover due to
Nurse executives and nurse managers have received additional training from various outside sources. This technique has proven to be very successful with the retention of the nursing staff, as it allows organizational campaigns to educate their staff about how to communicate in social
Transactional leaders encourage staff to challenge themselves intellectually and to lead by empowerment in the workplace. Nursing practices necessitate the challenge of previous customs in order to stay current on evidence-based practices (EBP). As younger nurses continue to enter the nursing profession, they are bringing new insight to how practices can be conducted. They have fresh eyes. It is the transformational leader that blends new practices with the knowledge of seasoned nurses for the most optimal patient care experiences.
To get followers that trust, look up to, and continue to follow is a successful leader. Leadership is a practice that can learned, and not necessarily an inborn skill. It can be developed through self-awareness and self-discovery. I know with myself, when I became a nurse I had to learn to be more assertive and confident, and never thought of my self as a charge nurse. But, with confidence, experience, and encouragement of others, I have worked my way up to being charge nurse from time to
I think the hardest part of working on big projects was delegating; I am often worried that if I don’t complete something myself it will not get done. I have learned through experience that the best leader that people want to help is one that assists in all tasks that need to be completed in a project but one that also steps back and lets others take responsibility. Through the many projects I have helped execute in my school, I believe I have made a positive difference; yet, I did not want to be seen as the assigned
Dyslexia causes reading and writing to require more energy and time. Though I was relieved to know that I was not doomed to a life of unintelligence, this only confirmed that I would have to work harder than everyone else in academics. Instead of crippling me, this empowered me. I used dyslexia as a motivator to work harder in every area of my life. Due to this work ethic, peers and administrators select me for leadership roles.
I have to do my best, to find the answer, even if I do not know the answer. I would ask an adult to help. Organizations and the people I met growing up have shaped me into the person I am today. They taught me many ideas about leadership and how I use it to help me grow as a person. I think leadership is a very important quality to me because I learned growing up, that someone needs to help other people.