et al. (2014) the findings showed that managers also played a huge role in both team spirit and unity, and therefore should not only be able to handle conflict, but to be approachable and visible to staff members to ensure continuity of care within the healthcare system. According to an article written by McCallin, A.M. and Frankson, C. (2010) management in nursing has become increasingly challenging, having an impact on the role of the nurse manger, in which they are expected to be leaders also, with the potential for role confusion and added stress. However, the nurse manager’s role in quality of care management has become more prominent, needed and valued within the healthcare system. Huber D. (2014) agreed, but also argued that nursing is a unique profession in which the key performance focuses on the quality of care and correct management, and therefore nurse managers are expected to lead and manage quality of care through both clinical and managerial skill components.
Leadership and management skills are important not only for administrators and managers, but also for the nursing staff. Today’s healthcare system is complex and economically driven and must focus on safety and patient outcomes, making exemplary leadership skills essential. Leadership skills can be developed in staff nurses using holistic model. Quatro, Waldman, and Galvin described four basic domains of leadership development: being analytical, conceptual, emotional and spiritual to develop practice. Leadership in nurses can be developed through educational activities, modelling and practicing leadership.
As a professional nurse, my work environment plays a role in helping me move up the ladder of my career, sharpening my leadership skills and polishing my decision-making skills. My work environment equally helps me create a foundation for flourishing my career by identifying areas I need to improve. A healthy work environment encourages teamwork and supports employee development. In conclusion, Nurses ought to apply to the principles of the practice through ensuring they make decisions that are ethical and ensuring patient safety. The legal and ethical standards of nursing practice should aim at patient needs and satisfaction.
APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP). While the main focus of APNs is clinical practice and direct patient care,
In addition, nurse leaders have knowledge of wider contemporary issues in nursing and an understanding of factors that can affect or improve the profession as well as service delivery (Antrobus & Kitson, as cited in Scully, 2015). In this regard, Wilson & Fowler (2012) argue that strengthening nursing leadership will help in restructuring the weak health care system at all levels, local, national and
Leadership has been considered complex and with multiple masks that can alter mental facets, power and action of an individual as stated by Grimm (2010). Its approach will build upon what style is needed. In nursing practice, a design of nursing leadership style is implement to the realm of clinical management; where in nurses are liable for their own actions. The code (2015) adds when making decisions in delegating tasks of team member nurses are held accountable (sec 11). Accountability and Responsibility is the focal point of nursing leadership style (Lawrence and Richardson, 2012).
As the nursing profession evolves, theorists use research and nursing evidence-practice to shape and polish current theories, as well as to develop new ones. One theory that allows nurses to apply the nursing metaparadigm, regardless of their area of practice, is the humanbecoming theory developed by Rosemary Rizzo Parse. In this theory, the author remarks the importance of the true presence of the nurse when interacting with the patients (person) to work along with them (nursing practice) in the process of learning about themselves (environment) and what they feels is better for their health (health) (Wilson, 2016). In order to scientifically prove the importance of theory to the nursing profession, this paper will use scholarly
Nurse leaders are one of the most important factors in creating a positive work environment (Dempsey& Reilly, 2016, para. 34). A positive work environment is a place where nurses feel valued and supported (2016, para. 34). A way nurse managers can improve the work environment for staff nurses is to ensure that there is appropriate staffing and that patient load is not only be based off of volume, but also based on patient acuity, the nurses experience, and skill set (2016, para.
The nursing standards embrace both cognitive and affective dimensions when expressing critical thinking competency. Moreover, based on the review of literature of Pérez et al. (2015), the interest in critical thinking in nursing education and practice grew because of the demand for professional, safe, and culturally-responsive care. In their definition, critical thinking pertains to a cognitive process of rational analysis of information that enables effective and efficient clinical reasoning, assessment and decision-making (Pérez et al., 2015, p. 822). Similar to the
Utility of collective leadership theory in nursing by nurse leaders to implement their roles: This topic deals with the meaning and characteristics of collective leadership style and its use in nursing by nurse leaders to carry out their roles effectively. The roles of the nurse leader will also be discussed in brief to give a connection. The key focuses of the collective leadership are accountability, responsibilities and leadership culture which works hand in hand to develop both individual and and organisational levels (West et al 2014). It stresses on continues critical learning by evidence based and reflective practice to improve quality care. In contrast, other leadership styles (e.g.