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).
APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP). While the main focus of APNs is clinical practice and direct patient care,
With nursing, I have so many options and specialties to choose from. With each specialty, I can continue to expand my knowledge within those specialties. The medicinal world is changing, every day with technological advances. Medical innovations and new obstacles draw me, the feed my desire for learning. Essence of Nursing
The practice of nursing evolves daily from theories and philosophies that are proven by researchers, resulting in growth of the medical profession and advanced evidence based knowledge. Philosophies According to Alligood (2014b), philosophies are specific theories that focus on one or more metaparadigm concepts in a wide spectrum philosophical way (p. 43). For a person to understand philosophies it is required to understand the knowledge type, metaparadigms. Metaparadigm Metaparadigm is the vast perspective of a discipline and a way to describe a concern specifically to a profession or department (Alligood, 2014b, p.42). Nursing Metaparadigm The metaparadigms in nursing knowledge are human beings, environment, health, and nursing.
Caring is a term that is often associated with the nursing profession, it is viewed differently by every professional and can be practiced in several ways. Caring practices includes being able to connect with a patient by using a person-centred approach as well as having a mutual recognition and involvement (Berman et al., 2015, p. 493). In this assignment I will describe why I have chosen an image that I believe illustrates what caring means to me and how it signifies on how I feel about caring. I will also be discussing how my view of caring may influence me as a future nurse and lastly, I will reflect on how developing my own individual philosophy of professional caring is important. Figure 1: Teaching my four-year-old sister
Although there are many responsibilities to take care of, I am able to push myself simply because of one thing: motivation. As an aspired nurse practitioner, I plan to pursue my education through graduate school and eventually, serve my community as a healthcare professional. My interest in nursing began
The need theory, unitary human theory, self-care theory, interpersonal theory, transcultural nursing, and from novice to expert theories are all nursing theories. I will briefly discuss them and give three leadership theories. Need theory by Henderson is dependent on the career of the nursing, nursing is associated with progressive healing whereby the patient is inducted into continuous
However, from the perspective of the nursing practice, it should be noted that the occurrence of nursing leadership is an evidential fact of a natural development of the profession and overall advancement of the nurse’s role in the healthcare industry. Leadership in nursing is a crucial and vital step for the whole profession and future specialists, whose responsibilities, duties, professional, and personal qualities will only expand throughout the years. The healthcare industry is in high demand of cultivating new leaders, especially in the position of the nursing staff, as this particular job is exceptionally demanding and makes a powerful impact on the patient safety rates and overall treatment outcomes. With the constant patient overflow, highly stressful working conditions, increasing responsibility for the therapeutic and diagnostic decisions healthcare specialists are facing professional burnout more frequently (Scully, 2015, p.4). However, with effective leaders present in different branches of the industry the number of preventable medical errors might significantly decrease, and the quality of medical procedures and services might improve, accordingly.
Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting. In the nursing profession there are numerous models of nursing care.
My leadership in nursing is grounded in the knowledge of the needs of patients; knowledge of skills, individual characteristics and needs of the staff employees; and objectives implemented by the group. The strongest feature of is the stimulation of motivation for each employee to develop their potential, and to take care of a particular patient where the employee recognises that he was considered the best qualified who provided with a service that meets his needs . My leadership in nursing allows me to implement the actions with a view to achieving higher levels of efficiency in care in health and nursing, while in the professional practice law and the code of ethics I find support for the development of process of nursing leadership. According to the theory, the restrictions and requirements the hospitals hinder intimidate the professional nursing as to argue in front of such situation. Another aspect that deserves attention is the fact that, after completing the graduation, I enter a labor market, which requires professional
An effective manager must be able to integrate leadership skills with the ability to carry out management functions (Marquis & Huston, 2015, p. 48). Effective leadership styles help to retain staff and promote job satisfaction (Azaare & Gross, 2011). Every individual has a unique leadership style. The person I will discuss is a previous nurse manager that I worked with for a
“Concept clarification is an important step in developing useful and useable knowledge in nursing science.” (Tofthagen, 2010). Within the home health field of nursing one of the major and most significant concepts is team work. Simply stated, concept analysis incorporates a method or approach by which concepts that are of interest to a discipline are examined in order to clarify their characteristics or attributes” (Cronin, 2010). Within a home health care team there are Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Home Health Aides, Medical Social Workers, Managed Care Coordinators, and Clinical Managers. Within this team specific goals are set and a plan of care is designed and established.
1) Currently I am working as a nurse supervisor for multiple nursing homes. My leadership practices are consistent with the changing goals of the nursing homes. We are continuously progressing toward a better patient care and our satisfactory rates are great. Based on feedbacks from directors, staff and patients; we continuously evaluate and re-evaluate our success and we adopt our new policy based on multiple factors such as state laws, accidents, and feedbacks and so on. For example, some of our patients from second floor escaped from our facility and police found them and returned them.
Now I realize in order to be an effective leader; all my leadership qualities, which were presented by Dr. McNeese-Smith, should be up to par. There are several tasks I can undertake to challenge the process, including assessing why a current protocol or guideline doesn’t work, and set out to find innovative solutions, and seeking out challenges. As a novice nurse practitioner in a new position, I’m certain I will encounter practices that work really well, and equally discover things that may not work so well. Seeking out new challenges is great way to foster development of this leadership quality. Staying up to date with new practice guidelines, and research will also aid my ability to challenge any outdated standards, as I will be thoroughly prepared and educated to make that distinction.