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.
Today, On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, I attended a beginning of the school year healthcare meeting. The annual meeting was conducted by one of the school nurses and it included all of the second grade teachers. Before today’s meeting I had never attended a health care meeting, but I certainly knew of the importance of having a good relationship and communication between school nurses and educators. A teacher’s responsibility includes so many variables including and foremost a student’s care and safety. Additionally, School nurses help educators in ensuring and caring for student’s and their healthcare needs.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has a strong stance on nurses and leadership. They believe that nurses are a vital component to health care system and nurses in leadership roles can have a positive impact on such. Nurses are in all sorts of roles within the health care systems ranging from a staff nurse, nurse managers, to advance practice, all the way to congress (Finkelman & Kenner, 2013). In addition, they even serve in the boardroom within some health care organizations. Leadership doesn’t necessarily mean a nurse in a manager position, but a nurse who has an influence on staff. (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
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has identified nine essentials that are incorporated into master’s nursing programs in order to help guide the practice of advance practice nurse (APN). Essential II outlines how an APN can utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote safer and more cost effective care to patients. By incorporating effective leadership skills, APN’s can impact healthcare reform and quality improvements for the patient, institution and the community. According to the American Association of College of Nursing (2011), a effective leader assumes and applies the skills of communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, and coordination. APN’s must establish and maintain healthy working relationships
Ethical drift is when an individual, groups or organization start acting against of ethical behavior. (Kleinman, 2006). Ethical drift may occur gradually and without premeditated consciousness. It may occur unconsciously without people realizing that they have changed their formal ethical standards, (Kleinman, 2006). I have observed ethical drift occurring in the insurance sector where a chronic patient paid some amount of money to an insurance broker's account to get life insurance for the same premium as healthy persons. The strategy that could have addressed the ethical drift mentioned in this analysis is recognizing the need for change and maintaining a vigilant awareness of professional boundaries (Kleinman,
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders.
The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Drexel University was the first program I considered when deciding to continue my education. As a working professional, I appreciate its online plan of study that gives me independence so I could continue with my career while getting the education needed to achieve my goal as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I value that Drexel University’s online programs follow the same high academic standards and accreditation as programs on campus, resulting in receiving the same outstanding education. From attending the undergraduate BSN ACE program of Drexel University, I have obtained exceptional education and valuable skills that was needed to be a Registered Nurse. I have bloomed from being a task-oriented
As today 's healthcare advances, so must the roles of today 's nurses. One new nursing role is that of the clinical nurse leader. Masters (2014) defines the clinical nurse leader as "an advanced generalist role prepared at the master 's level of education" (pg 378). After successfully graduating from the master 's degree program, the nurse must also pass a certification test set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to become a clinical nurse leader (Fidel 2015). The education requirements of the clinical nurse leader build on those established in the baccalaureate nursing programs (Baernholdt and Cottingham 2011). Clinical nurse leaders also complete a designated number of preceptored hours.
All nurses are leaders, but demonstrate their leadership abilities on different levels. There are managers, charge nurses and staff nurse. The managers are leaders of the unit and oversees all the team members on their floor. Their job is to make sure everything operates smoothly. If something is wrong, they take action to correct the problem. They are also followers because they follow higher ups demands. It was interesting to read, “Managers see work as a task to be accomplished” (The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nurses-4th edition, 2013). That is not a positive leader comment, which seemed like the manager was looking down on their team. Communicating effectively is a huge skill to nurse leadership. Proper
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.
Leadership has many definitions. Chin, Desormeaux, and Sawyer (2016) define leadership as a relationship between followers and a leader with the intent to promote change through a mutual vision. Therefore, leaders are active influences in the outcome of organizations, through their decision-making, strategies, and influence on followers (Dinh et al., 2014). Additionally, in the nursing context, it has been documented that a leader 's style plays a factor in patient outcomes (Fischer, 2016). Indeed, in an ever-changing, complex health care environment, nursing leadership has become a crucial factor in managing challenges and maintaining patient safety (Fischer, 2016). To accommodate for these challenges, the Canadian Nurses Association [CNA]
I was fortunate to be able to observe academic education of nursing students at DeSales University. This education was held in a classroom setting on Mondays and Wednesdays. My observation time was 16 hours in which I observed Alyssa Robertson prepare for class, prepare exams, give lectures, provide hands on education, assist students in learning, and provide support to students. I also observed many student interactions and learning techniques. The learners were NU 220 Pharmacology and NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions students. NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions was held in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:00-11:30 and NU 220 Pharmacology was held after from 12:00-3:30pm.
designing care with the patient and family is a true skills set and cultural attribute that adds