Marquis and Huston (2014) discuss how the mark of a good nursing leader is in the ability to inspire and motivate others to action; furthermore, no one leadership style is ideal and may vary according to the situation. The purpose of this paper is to match and explain the nursing leadership theory that is most applicable to solving communication issues, and to explain how legislation and health care policy can impact communication issues in the nursing. Nursing Leadership Theory Nursing leadership is complex and multifaceted and has been cited as a main reason nurses leave their current position (Blake, Leach, Robbins, Pike, & Needleman, 2013). Blake et al. (2013) also explains that staff retention is associated with communication and …show more content…
Wong (2015) addresses that 50% of studies that have addressed patient outcomes found clinical leadership to be at fault for morbidity, mortality, and increased hospital stays versus the primary condition of the patient. Transformational leadership was found to be a key leadership theory in decreasing patient adverse events, such as from medication errors and hospital acquired infections (Wong, 2015). The results from these studies determined that transformational leadership contributes to a healthy work environment by boosting staff support, open and honest communication, and trust, which promotes positive team working relationships (Wong, …show more content…
Transformational leaders, who empower nurses to advocate, understand that communication and professional collaboration are the core ingredients to foster safe nursing care and to collectively advocate for improved health care policies. Of interest, due to communication and collaborative efforts among state hospital associations and the ANA along with the state nurses associations, seven states have enacted safe staffing legislation using the Registered Nurses Safe Staffing Act’s committee approach (ANA, n.d.). Conclusion The essence of an effective nurse leader lies in the ability to inspire and motivate others to action, which begins with communication and professional collaboration skills. Transformational leadership is a nursing leadership theory most suited to solving communication issues that can result in increased nurse retention rates, team unity, and decreased morbidity and mortality. Collectively nurses can advocate for improved health care policies to make a difference in practice and patient care
The DNP student implied that this program was funded by the Florida Blue Foundation. The DNP student discussed the process and challenges endured during the program. The outcome of being a participant in this program was the opportunity to connect with other nurse leaders, and learn the process of policy development build on leadership skills. Several individuals in the audience wanted to know more in details about the student’s DNP project.
Week One Discussion Two Response to O 'Neill The addition of nurse leaders in the executive suite is essential in facilitating the perception that nurses are critical decision makers in the health care industry. Furthermore, it is imperative that a formal succession plan is incorporated in organizations to assure strategic leadership, quality care, and operational effectiveness incorporate nursing at the uppermost level of decision and influence (Trepanier & Crenshaw, 2013). The Chief Nurse Executive role is evolving as a tactical authority in acquiring a major influence on our nation’s health care delivery systems and clinical outcomes (Bradley, 2014). As health care shifts and changes, nursing must be at the forefront to assure optimal influence
Delegation Paper Breanna Lake Department of Nursing, Davenport University NURS433: Nurse Manager and Leader Professor Debbie Bosworth February 17, 2023 Delegation Paper Introduction For my leadership experience, I spent seven weeks on a medical-surgical unit in Hastings, Michigan. I worked alongside my nurse preceptor on night shift, and as the clinical experience unfolded, I learned numerous new skills and gained knowledge that will be extremely beneficial moving forward in my nursing career. I evaluated the hospital’s mission statement, the leadership and communication styles among team members, and I evaluated how my skills and leadership style evolved over the course of the clinical rotation. General Information
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.
In addition, an individualized leadership development plan, including a goal will be discussed. Literature Review To achieve transformational leadership one must achieve these key 5 practices (Ajanaku & Lubbe, 2021). The first competent transformational leadership, modelling the way, can be achieved through setting the example for those around you. In order for this to be effective, the nurse should develop trust and respect, with those around them. Building trust as a leader can influence those around you to have confidence in one's abilities to lead and be more inclined to follow.
(Finkelman, et al, 2013). The importance to having all health care members working together in leadership roles is imperative to positive changes within the health care setting. Nurses can give an insight on matters that only a nurse can, and this is an important viewpoint that needs to be included when
An analysis of recent literature on the effect of healthcare leadership revealed that nursing leadership was the primary barrier to establishing best practices in the clinical setting (2011). Furthermore, nursing leadership is shown to define clinical organisational culture, collaboration, and lateral violence which are all shown to impact patient outcomes indirectly (2015). A meta-analysis of 20 individual studies revealed nursing units with reported poor leadership had significantly higher adverse events, including the incidence of urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and higher patient mortality. Comparatively, nursing units with reported strong leadership had significantly less adverse events, including fewer medication errors, falls, pressure areas, and lower patient mortality (2013). Therefore, a strong correlation between effective nursing leadership and improved patient safety is shown to exist and vice
Reflection Qualities that make an effective nursing leader are the same qualities that many other nursing staff and general public possess. Such as, the ability to support and empower their team members, be well organized, remain consistent with their expectations, and be able to communicate with their team. Support and empower the team members An example of this quality is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on one of the units at Wascana Rehabilitation Center (WRC), where I had one of my clinical rotations. This nurse would ask each staff member if they had any concerns during their daily huddles.
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization.
Teamwork, communication and delegation in nursing are variables dependent on one another in order to be successful. This post is the first in a series on nursing delegation in which we will discuss the team nursing model, the RN 's role in delegation, and how effective communication fosters successful teamwork which leads to better outcomes for patients and employees. Detailed and timely communication among registered nurses (RNs) and other team members such as UAP, leads to improved quality measures and outcomes. In fact, studies have shown that negative outcomes were often linked to an error in communication.
Introduction: Any organization recognizes the significance of leadership and its crucial role in achieving their goals and success. In healthcare organizations, the complexity of the system and the difference in defining its success goals are reshaping the practice of leadership and its standards. According to House et al. (2002, p.5) a leader is able to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute to the success of the organization or task. Healthcare and business settings are different in terms of goals and system contexts.
(Nursing Times). Nursing is gaining influence in all aspect of healthcare practice, therefore it is important for nurses to develop good leadership skills at the early stage of their practice which is the key to all nursing career and nurse managers can become good leaders with effective training and enhancement of their skills in leadership. Most nursing managers are tossed around by their leaders when they themselves are leaders in their capacities. A nursing manager aspiring to become a leader must be committed to excellence and passion for patient’s advocacy, employee’s protection and be a role model, living by example.
They are able to connect, communicate and coordinate across multiple departments, professional opinions and voices, and the daily schedules of patients. Advocating and designing care with the patient and family is a true skills set and cultural attribute that adds tremendously to a culture of safety and patient – centeredness but requires the most able leadership to build these bridges across the many professionals engaged in care. Building this culture is a leadership challenge and there is no one in my experience better able to make these changes than nursing leaders ( Maureen Bisognano, 2009). Nurses should not just be at the bedside or within the nursing community but must be involved as leaders and decision – makers throughout the healthcare system. As Maureen Bisognano (2009) points out, the best nurses are accomplished envoys among different players and interests involved in direct patient care, which is a skill needed throughout organizations and businesses, not just in hospitals or