(Become a Nurse Leader. n.d.). A nurse leader is someone who leads by example and helps their team meet goals by empowerment and healthy work environments. Continuing my education and working on my Bachelor of Science degree will help me attain my goal later in life, of being a nurse leader. Being a nurse leader involves lifelong learning and advancement.
I am a clinical nurse educator and am very passionate about teaching. I would support QSEN as a nurse and as an educator. In future, I would seek out volunteer opportunities and attend conferences offered by QSEN to improve quality and safety education for current and future nurses. Nursing Excellence is very prominent at my hospital. We have the Center of Nursing Excellence that promotes shared leadership, exemplary practice, teamwork, creative innovations, and professional development.
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.
b. Accountability and Authentic Leadership The ability to facilitate change through the use of authentic leadership is an essential competency for nurse leaders. The ability to be a visionary and inspire others, and set expectations during times of change will be essential as a leader in the future (Huston, 2008). Accountably and goals start with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and flows down through the nursing leadership to the shared governance staff level. V. Multiculturalism and Diversity the Impact on Leadership a.
“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.
One method is the implementation of an “evidence-based management internship,” this allows clinical nurses a chance to explore different leadership opportunities (Rishel, 2013, pg. 114). This aids nurses in applying for leadership positions, as they already have an idea of how the position will be different from a staff nurse. A key component of this method is the assistance of the nurses in leadership positions and from the organization as a whole (Rishel, 2013). The organization will need to put forth the effort and resources needed to train these nurses to become leaders who will improve their organization.
In the healthcare setting the registered nurse (RN) is required to assume a leadership position, the RN needs exhibit numerous leadership skills to effectively lead within a healthcare team. This essay will reflect and critically discuss the leadership role of the RN in ensuring quality and safe patient care, with ideas drawn for Dr Lucy Cuddihy interviews (2015). Effective communication is an essential leadership skill that is required by the RN to provide quality and safe as in the healthcare setting if communication is misconstrued it can cause irreparable damage or increase the risk of unnecessary mistakes. Patient centred care is also an important leadership skill for the RN as it ensures that patients receive the best possible care.
This paper offers a nursing view, analyzing main concepts of the professional nursing roles. In any environment where a nurse performs its duties there is a combination of functions. Nurses work as: Health Promoter and Care Provider; Learner and Teacher; Leader and Manager; Patient Advocate; Research Consumer; Colleague and Collaborator. Nursing functions can be also be described by the degree of reliance on other professionals: dependent (based on written orders); independent (when personal judgment comes into play); and interdependent (when the practitioner collaborates with teams and protocols. Health Promotion/Care Provider The role of the nurse as a care provider is aimed at supporting the individual in maintaining their health and help to increase and reach the maximum health potential.
In this paper, I will discuss the importance of communication skills, patient and nurse empowerment, and professional development. Inter and Intradisciplinary Teams In nursing the intradisciplinary team is comprised of the nurse manager, nursing supervisor, charge nurse, bedside nurse, and the nursing assistant. The intradisciplinary team works together to make a better working environment, improved patient satisfaction, and better patient outcomes. Better outcomes for the patient can be accomplished by having groups such as, shared governance and journal club. In shared governance, the nurses collaborate on different ideas to make their unit better.
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.