Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
Nurses are now working with more accountability and autonomy, this means there is an increased need for leadership skill among all nursing staff. It is not only required by those in a position of management but also by staff nurses on the ward who have a responsibility to demonstrate leadership skills when dealing with nursing students and healthcare assistant staff (Harris et al, 2006). Leaders create a shared vision among staff and empower them to make their own decisions. Leaders empower other staff converting dutiful sub ordinates into the leaders of the future (Cutis, E et al., 2011).
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
Because of this implanted motivation, nurses are reinforced to reach higher levels of growth. Nurses also feel that they are valued when transformational leaders reach out to them; they get excited to participate and share their knowledge that also contributes to strong cooperation or openness. The real benefit goes to their patients during their intervention, when transformational nurse leader listens attentively to the needs of their patients. This leadership style also increases the image and reputation of the hospital or clinic within the community that they
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]
Nurses are uniquely positioned to be present at virtually every level of our health care system, nurses work at the community centers, clinics, hospitals and nurses are also present not only as bedside clinicians but also at the level of management, in the form of nurse managers, supervisors all the way up to the Director of nurses. We have a unique vantage point of the real state of affairs of our health care system, with the push for higher education and training, nurses will start to occupy more influential
NU 413 Week 9 Discussion Board Post student response to Katie-Lynn Fournier by Kathryn Moultrie
As we transition into the new role of NPs, our scope of practice expands. Moreover, as our responsibilities increase, we later become policy makers, and develop autonomy and decision–making skills. NPs are responsible for providing safe nursing care with more specialized knowledge and advanced education. We are also responsible for pursuing continuing education and advanced knowledge to remain competent quality providers, and meet the needs of the community. With our acquired repertoire of skills, it is essential that we utilize them to make informed decisions and collaborate with our community to promote wellness and healthy living. As advanced practice nurses (APN), we work to deliver and provide family-focused, culturally competent, and
First, it is important to define what it means to be an “Advanced Practice Nurse” in the state of Indiana before we can look at the stipulations set. It is defined as a registered nurse who is currently holding: knowledge acquired from a formal, and organized institution of learning, and additionally, clinical experience, or a stated board approved equivalent.
Nurses ' voices need to be heard. Our perspectives are different based on our knowledge, experience and expertise. The "central idea of nursing is the pivotal role of nurses in delivering high-quality patient care" (Johnson & Billingsley, 2016). Our minds offer a valuable resource to the public. Through participating and increasing local involvement, such as professional unions, and conferences, nurses form an integral part of the healthcare world to the public eye. The research article, Convergence: How Nursing Unions and Magnet are Advancing Nursing (2014) concluded that the "dialectic between unions and Magnet has adanced and not hindered the profession".
The nursing process is a series of organized steps designed for nurses to provide excellent care. Learn the five phases, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating.
Subsequently, they must design strategies for establishing, expanding, and cultivating future nurses with matching passion, skills, and understanding. Likewise, they must serve as a role model for advancing nursing education, create a mutual environment with others, promote a safe environment, and maintain credibility as a nurse faculty (Patterson & Krouse, 2015). For nurses to thrive tomorrow, they must emulate the traits of a leader today and mold others with those same values and qualities. “Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing leader you will become" (Sue Fitzsimons).
Reflect on your Pre-Practicum/Service-Learning Journal; compare and contrast how your beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes regarding community service and/or volunteerism have evolved.
The Nursing profession currently consists of more than 3 million members. It is the nation’s largest segment of the health care labor force. The importance of their contribution to a medical system is concealed in the fact that they span many domains - from hospitals & health clinics to public health centers. Their varying educational attainments allow serving the miscellaneous needs of the communities ranging from direct patient care to scientific research. Many studies have shown that, coupled with the capable leadership, nurses can improve the efficiency of hospital care. In particular, Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) program initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which ran from 2003 to 2008, produced a statistically
designing care with the patient and family is a true skills set and cultural attribute that adds