The SNAP's domain of evidence-informed practice describes the challenges of nurse practitioners that needed to promote patient care through scientific review and integrate evidence-informed practice into patient care (WRHA, 2016, pg 8-Research_). According to practice standard by CNO 2002 pg 8, registered nurses and nurse practitioners ensure that nursing practices are based on evidence and best-practice guidelines to address client concerns and needs. They also integrate research findings into direct patient care (CNO 2002). Moreover, nurse practitioners are able to engage and implement research-based innovations for promoting patient care. They are able to lead and work together with other healthcare members to support research (WRHA,2016, pg 8-research).
“Nursing leaders have the responsibility to create and maintain a work environment which not only promotes positive patient outcomes but also positively influences teams and individual nurses” (Malloy & Penprase, 2010.) Let’s explore two different leadership styles and discuss how they can enhance or diminish the nursing process. Review of the Professional Nursing Literature In healthcare, there are several ways to influence others and each comes with a leadership style that the nurse possesses when they make decisions. When you put it in perspective, the attitudes, values and behaviors of an institution begin with its leadership (Azaare & Gross, 2011.) Democratic and autocratic leadership styles are very common for the professional nurse to use on a daily basis.
A nurse leader seeks out opportunities for growth and development. A nurse leader is an active member that promotes changes to the health care policy through research. This increases the body of knowledge for nurses. An active nurse leader may need to take a stand at times and become politically involved as an advocate for quality health care (MrDjaskari,
For that reason, it is crucial that a nurse manager promotes various interventions that improve the nursing work environment ensuring positive patient outcomes (Kirwan, Matthews & Scott, 2013). One form of intervention requires that the nurse manager be open to sharing management responsibilities. This will enable the development of a team, and the nurses can administer their tasks with a growing feeling of inclusivity and confidence. In the end, the nurse would be able to achieve self-actualization (Schloffman & Hage, 2012). A nurse in a leadership position should create a working structure that provides nurses with the ability to execute their functions with power and autonomy.
Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) is essential to enable all nurses to provide the most current up to date practises for their patients. This process involves research, systematic review of current practises, critical thinking skills, evaluation and application to the clinical setting. In addition to this, the nurse must take into account the patients’ preferences. For nurses to have professional autonomy they must be able to justify their actions and demonstrate an understanding of why they perform the tasks they do. This defines them as unique professionals judged by their knowledge and not simply by their hands on skills.
Nurses play a pivotal role in coordinating and collaboring with other disciplines to best serve the patient and families. By sharing knowledge, decision-makin, innovations, and feedback are ways to produce exceptional outcomes in a dynamic and challenging environment (St. Vincent Medical Center, 2012). 6) Knowledge - St. Vincent environment is a place that allow and promote professional growth and development, supports the mission and vision and ensure high quality and safe care and outcomes. St. Vincent 's focus on education and tuition assistance, and supports national certification that allows nurses to experience personal and professional satisfaction as well as career advancement. Helping the patients to feel empowered and make informed decisions about their care and treatment requires expertise and knowledge.
CLASS: Nur 6050 WEEK #2 INITIAL DISCUSSION POST TOPIC: Research Priorities for Transforming Nursing Leadership Nurses as Leaders of quality improvement initiatives in Healthcare Setting Nurses are key member of today healthcare team. We play key roles in ensuring that patients receive high quality and safe care that will enable them return to active and productive lives. To ensure that nurses discharge this key responsibility effectively and efficiently, nurses need to competent and up-to-date in their practice skills and knowledge. Therefore, I chose the research priority identification of the personal and professional characteristics most important to leaders of quality improvement initiatives in hospitals and other settings as the
EBP enables nurses to “make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences” (Razmus 2008). The EBP paradigm involves organizational culture that is devised into three components, known as context of caring, that form a clinical decision, which results in high-quality patient outcomes. The three components of context of caring include research evidence and evidence-based theories, clinical expertise, and patient preferences and values. Research evidence and evidence-based theories provides information for nursing practice. Nursing research notes persons, health, nursing practice, and environment as top priorities that nurses can use to generate new understanding or validate and verify, as well as modify, existing knowledge that effects nursing practice.
Nurses use evidence based practice and research to develop knowledge needed to practice in the nursing profession. Nurses use practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge in the many roles that nurses perform. As a provider of care and manager of care, nurses should use evidence based practice, research, and theoretical knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. Lifelong education in nursing is necessary to keep up with the changes in nursing practice and to reinforce ethical knowledge and the core values that nurses use in their everyday practice. The professional value of caring as a nurse is one of the most important values.
Extensive use of the word transition in nursing literature signals that it is a significant concept (Ralik, Visentin, Van Loon, 2006). It is essential for nurses to possess knowledge and understanding of transition. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive examination and explore the definitions and key elements of the concept of transition and show how gaining knowledge of transition can positively impact client care and the nursing profession. Understanding transition will help improve client care by teaching nurses how to assess for, and facilitate transition and develop health promotion initiatives. Ultimately, the goal is to have better outcomes for clients going through transition.