The nature of leadership in an organization determines the success of the organization, likewise the nature of nursing leadership in a hospital setting determines the level of service delivery to be expected in such healthcare organization. A good nursing leader will ensure optimum functional human and material resources at all level of the organization, ensuring that only qualified and competent staff are recruited to filled positions that are vacant in the hospital or meet the increasing demand of health care services from ageing population and deteriorating health conditions due to poor or adverse environmental conditions posting a great threat to the health of individuals living in the community. With effective nursing leadership, the nursing profession will become the most vibrant and most effective healthcare
Strategies to Bridge the Generation Gap As one can see, each generation possesses unique characteristics that affect work ethic, priorities, and values in the workplace. As a nurse working in a diverse workforce, one must realize that these characteristics are a result of the times in which each generation was raised. In order to meet the needs of all employees and to enhance the work environment, leaders in healthcare must integrate each generation's values through strategies to improve the culture, relationships, and overall job satisfaction in the workplace. Bridging the generational gap through the following strategies can enhance job satisfaction and thus retention. One of the first steps to building employee relationships across generations
Empathy is a fundamental part of nursing. The more I grew in nursing, the more I have developed an ability to understands the need of my patients. As nurses we have the obligation of being honest with our patients and with our coworkers. Integrity is doing the right thing the right way time after time the way it should be done, even if there is no one there to acknowledge it. The most basic and common nursing theory we practice is Florence Nightingales.
As once thought of as mere assistants in the healthcare field, nurses have emerged as patient 's primary care and safety providers. From the evolution of the nursing profession comes two essential themes: patient safety and nurse advocacy. The primary goal for nurses is to provide the best safety for a patient so that they may get the best care possible. Nurses have become advocates for change, adopting new techniques and treatments while ensuring the safety of the patient is upheld and uncompromised. As the role of nurses continues to expand, it is important to remember how the profession has developed and be open-minded to new advancements.
They include leading by an example, Advocating for change, respect for other people’s roles and practical communication skills. With this skill as a leader, it provides several opportunities to advance career-wise, the other team of nurses respects you, and at the bedside, you get the attention and care you deserve. Such skills help a leader establish a reliable and robust team that is ready to work without conditions. Influential nurse leaders enhance good relationships between patients and nurses and also create a healthy atmosphere. 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.
Philosophy of Nursing In regards to my own individual values, working at the institution of Lawrence General Hospital has aided in my beliefs and values. This is because the hospital has a similar set of ideas as myself. Quality care is huge, especially within a healthcare setting, everyone should try to attain their best work in order to promote the absolute best possible patient outcomes. Patient complications would increase dramatically and cause other potential patient health related problems if quality care was not implemented in nursing practice. Integrity is necessary to build a positive patient and health care provider relationship.
So historically, nursing is not a money-making profession but a profession that takes care of the nation, society, and individuals in terms of their health needs. It is essential in the society so that in collaboration with other medical fields in medicine, the best healthcare is provided to the people (Tingen et al., 2013). Beliefs and Values Patients believe that they can be helped through by nurses and they at the same time believe that the nurses are only supposed to provide them with the basic services and serve their needs. This is not the case in that nursing encompasses more than these basic services to the patients (Adams, 2016). My believe about patient families and significant others; they look up to us as a healthcare team together with the doctors to bring life back to their love ones.
Registered nurses have long acknowledged and continue to emphasize that staffing issues is an ongoing concern, one that influences the safety of both the patient and nurse. There is a strong relationship between adequate nurse to patient ratios and safe patient outcomes. Rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay has contributed to challenges. Finding an optimal nurse-to-patient ratio has been a national challenge. However, rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay have contributed to recent challenges .Ensuring adequate staffing levels have been shown to reduce medical and medication errors, decrease complication among patients, decrease mortality, improve patient satisfaction, reduce nurse fatigue, decrease nurse burnout and improve nurse job satisfaction.
It is essential to me to be a patient advocate, provider, teacher, manager, and leader because I think that we as nurses should deliver the highest quality nursing care in order to accomplish excellence in patient 's outcomes. To me nursing is about compassion and trying to understand human beings on all emotional, physical, and scientific levels. As a professional nurse, I feel a personal commitment toward life-long learning, through formal education and hands-on experience to better myself and my nursing knowledge. Of all the things that make up nursing, nobody can truly understand or know what it means to be a nurse until they have actually lived it. The first thing that comes to mind when someone asks me why I want to be a nurse is because I just love to take care of people.
They must be adaptable and flexible to take the lead in responding to the needs of people of all ages in a variety of circumstances, including situations where immediate or urgent care is needed (NMC Standards for competence for registered nurses,2010) My organization, University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS values and vision is to put patients first, working together and improving always. UHS values the importance of leadership and invests heavily in grooming its staff members with the importance of good leadership. The trust is striving to develop a culture of leadership (2020 vision UHS). Senior clinicians and managers in the trust are encouraged to join the leadership