Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management (Benchmark Assessment)

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NRS 451Nursing Management and Leadership
Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management Nurses demonstrate the core values of professionally caring for others in two different prospects. Huber (2014), notes that “nurses have two basic roles: care providers and care coordinators” (p. 3). Most significantly nurses are valued in the setting of patient care, while the coordinator role revolves around management and organizing care, using thinking skills to coordinate complex activities. Nursing is multifaceted, although direct quality patient care is of significance, a positive leader or manager is also essential to support the recent changes to healthcare requirements. Having the right blend of qualities is vital to becoming a
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A roll out date with ‘super users’ available to troubleshoot and maintain staff productivity and compliance would be beneficial. The last aspect of strategic management is evaluating the effectiveness of strategies used. Huber (2014), describes “analysis needs to review four areas: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT)” (p. 334). Through prioritization, the threats are avoided, weakness are lessened and strengths are empowered to increase patient safety with medication administration, by insuring patients receive “the right drug at the right time to the right patient” (Weston & Roberts, 2013. para. 11). Most importunately, applying shared governance or allowing decision making amongst the staff, allows leaders to inforce equality in the nursing workforce. Shared governance is an important current focus in nursing practice, as the desire for increased autonomy and accountability is encouraged with voicing of nursing opinions to assist in better quality healthcare. Huber (2014) mentions that shared governance “is a partnership between management and clinical staff. Research suggests that registered nurses who are empowered to make decisions through shared governance have higher nurse autonomy and increased confidence in decision making “ (p. 249). As discussed, positive personality qualities, use of strategic management and including the partnership of shared governance all directly facilitates a leader or mangers
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