Nursing Mission

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Proudly displayed on a gold edged plaque for all to see at the entrance of the Inmate Health Service building, the Medical Mission Statement for Noble Correctional Institution is a prestigious reminder of nursing excellence and patient empowerment that the facility seeks to uphold. The purpose of this paper is to create a thorough overview of the purpose of organization missions by describing the nursing mission of this writer’s organization, describing the similarities and differences of the unit compared to the larger organization, define the individual roles of the working nurse in supporting the unit’s mission, describing the centralized model of the unit, include two pros and cons of the organization’s nursing model, and lastly explain…show more content…
A positive of having the decisions made by high-level management is the ease of knowing that critical adjustments or changes will be made by someone else. This leaves the working nurse out of the stresses of management decisions. Another benefit of centralization in the correctional realm, is the ability to keep a secured facility. The Warden will not approve any changes that may risk the safety or security of the institution, even if it would be an easier or better health care process. Cons to the model of centralization is the complexity and difficulty of initiating needed change. The Warden is not medically trained. Therefore, it is the monotonous task of the medical staff to persuade the Warden if a medical change is desperately needed. Another con, is the lack of involvement medical staff has in decision making. This deficit of co-empowerment can lead to dissatisfaction, low morale, decreased work performance, and high staff turnover (Lewis, Stacey, Squires, & Carroll,…show more content…
Aimed at providing optimal health and wellness to those served, each health care unit strives to obtain a high standard of patient care and nursing excellence. Health care services are continually changing and improving to provide better patient outcomes and continual patient services (Sandra, Sheri, James & Jon, 2013). Likewise, nursing standards should be continually reevaluated and improved to provide a model of excellence that will not only strengthen the overall organizational structure of nursing but will also inspire heightened nursing performances from future nurses. Today’s nurses can accomplish this model of excellence by being active in helping management identify and change deficient nursing processes or policies. Nurses can also help strengthen the organizational structure of nursing by being a team leader and a positive role model to
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