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Title: Leadership in Nursing


1
Leadership in Nursing
  • Dr. Barbara Kitchen
  • Professor and Chair Nursing and Science Division

2
Leadership in Nursing
  • Stogdill (1982) defined leadership as the
    process of influencing the activities of an
    organized group in its efforts toward goal
    setting and goal achievement.
  • Leadership is an attempt to influence groups or
    individuals without the coercive form of power.

3
Leadership in Nursing
  • At its core, leadership is about relationships
    with other people.
  • Professionalism is an essential characteristic of
    nurse leaders.

4
Leadership in Nursing
  • Leadership is critical to successful
    organizational outcomes.
  • Changes in nursing leadership have been
    underscored on creating safe environments for
    patients and staffidentified by the Institutes
    of Medicine (IOM) in its work on medical errors
    and patient safety.

5
Leadership in Nursing
  • Leadership involves much knowledge and
    disciplined practice.
  • Gardner (1986) believes that 90 of leadership
    can be taught.
  • When nurses graduate they are not ready to assume
    a leadership role. They require opportunities for
    self-discovery to understand their strengths and
    for skill building.

6
Nursing Leadership
  • Skill building occurs through
  • On-the-job training
  • Support from peers
  • Mentoring from effective leaders
  • Dynamic
  • Not status-quo-seeking role models

7
Leadership in Nursing
  • Framework for Nursing Leadership requires a
    conceptualization of the various functions,
    roles, and responsibilities of the nurse manager
    or administrator.

8
Leadership in Nursing
  • Changes in the landscape of healthcare require
    creativity and innovative leadership and
    management styles. The changes include
  • New technology
  • Increased diversity in the workplace
  • Greater accountability for practice
  • A new spiritual focus on the mind and body
    connection

9
Nurse Leader Roles and Responsibilities
  • Organization of work
  • Staffing
  • Scheduling
  • Orientation
  • Delegation
  • Information structures
  • Motivation and Productivity
  • Provide environment of high morale

10
Leadership in Nursing
  • Effective Communication Skillswritten and verbal
  • Relationship Skills

11
Nurse Leader Roles and Responsibilities
  • Directing and Influencing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Budgeting
  • Staff Development
  • Policy Development

12
Nurse Leader Roles and Responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Legal Issues in Nursing
  • Patient Safety
  • Employee/staff Safety
  • Evaluations
  • Quality Management
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Political Involvementinfluence Health Policy

13
Leadership in Nursing
  • Laws and Standards of Practice govern nursing
    practice
  • Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice
  • Scope and Practice of Nurse Administrators
  • State Nursing Laws (formerly the Nurse Practice
    Act)
  • Hospital/facility Policies and Procedures
  • Unit Policies and Procedures

14
Leadership in Nursing
  • Nurse Leaders and Accreditationnurse leaders are
    responsible and accountable for adherence to the
    Standards of Accrediting Agencies.
  • Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health
    Organizations (JCAHO)
  • CORE Measures
  • National Patient Safety Standards
  • State Licensure Regulations

15
Leadership in Nursing
  • After thinking about the roles and
    responsibilities---Do you want to be a Nurse
    Leader??
  • What type of leader?

16
Transformational Leadership
  • A transformational leader is one who
  • commits people to action, who converts followers
    into leaders, and who may convert leaders into
    agents of change.
  • Empowers staff to have a vision about the
    organization and trusts them to work toward
    goals that benefit the organization and
    themselves.

17
Transformational Leadership
  • Are futuristic and describe where energies are to
    be focused.
  • Enhances self-worth of individuals.
  • Makes sure workers know expectations.
  • Decisions are based on fairness, equity, and
    honesty.
  • Knows ones self, ones skills and uses them
    effectively.

18
Nursing Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for
    recognizing our own feelings and those of others,
    for motivating ourselves, and for managing
    emotions well in ourselves and others.
  • Self Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Others Social Awareness and Relationship
    Management
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