Nurse Leader Interview This paper aims to address and discuss about the leadership and management of the nurse leader interviewed. This experience was a great opportunity to witness first hand how a nurse leader cultivate and manage their staffs in real life setting. Moreover, it provides a great access to gain insight and knowledge about nurse leaders’ vital responsibilities and role diversities in the organizations they work with. Nurse leaders pay more specific and close attention in handling the staffs and most importantly, patient care.
How do you deal with cost containment? “Since we are a small unit composed of mostly RNs, I sit down with my staff and we go over the budget together. It gives the staff a sense of proprietorship. This way I feel we are sharing the responsibilities and it helps them to understand why we cannot afford a piece of equipment at this time. I can usually depend on someone to think out of the box. Once we went “dumpster diving” for office supplies as one employee suggested. It is actually the hospital’s warehouse for materials nobody wanted. We savaged enough office supplies for the year and was able to purchase a high cost item the unit needed. Plus it was a team building effort.”
Nurse Manager Alicia Hubbard, RN, MSN, NE-BC, is the Nurse Manager at Texas Health Plano, Neurology/Telemetry unit. She started her nursing career in 2003 as a LPN. She achieved her BSN and MSN from Arkansas State University. She holds a nurse executive certification (NE-BC), which is designed for current BSN or higher degree, currently holds a mid-level or higher for at least 2 years in the last 5 years (ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center, n.d.). She has applied to the DNP program at University of Houston to further her education. Alicia has been has a manager for total of 11 years at several different hospitals with the last three and a half at Texas Health Plano.
In CS1 it is challenging for a nurse to develop new set of roles in conjunction with the term advanced practice nursing (APN), in the area of the direct role of the nurse practitioner (NP). APN’s are expected a broader more comprehensive insight of the vast complexity of health
My two hours clinical of shadowing a manager was at the Washington Adventist University at Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). The manager who I was shadowing was the unit manager assistance on IMCU units. Mrs. A is task oriented and well informed nevertheless numerous responsibilities facing her every single day. She was an amazing and good mannered woman along with so wide educational background. She manages three different units, which has more than thirty nurses. She completed her education at Washington Adventist University, which makes us share commonplace. The purpose of this paper is to shadow a manager to acquire and distinguish the roles and responsibilities of a nurse manager.
This paper discusses different strategy options on how as a nurse, on an interdisciplinary team, showing leadership without actually having a formal leadership position. Also in this paper, I will discuss why it is important for a nurse to be involved within an interdisciplinary team. Also to express
Today was my first day back with Ms. Zelda Smith the Chief of the Nursing Supervisor Department. Ms. Smith and I met took a few minutes to get reacquainted and then discussed my goals and objectives moving forward. To recap, Ms. Smith and I worked on a very detailed resource binder intended to support personnel temporarily filling the Nursing Officer of the Day (NOD) role. The Nursing Supervisor section experiences a great deal of turnover related to staff being pulled away for military obligations. Ms. Smith now has five permanent non-military staff members including herself and but she also relies on military personnel as needed to support staffing demands and satisfy mandatory military training requirements. Ms. Smith hired one new
My personal goal is turning into a director of nursing (DON), after securing the necessary supervisory competencies required. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or above is required for most DON positions, where many of DONs are having a master's degree. This position requires an expert level in leadership and communication skills to manage registered nurses and practical nurses, and they collaborate with patients and specialists, so past supervisory experience is essential (Study.com, 2016). As I am very close to completing my BSN, and having worked as a registered nurse and a nurse supervisor for the last fourteen years, I could realize this goal. I will spend more time to expand my management and leadership skills as well as
Nurse Manager Paper NUR 4301 Nursing Seminar The nurse manager I selected to interview is a Baccalaureate degree nurse and has attended several in-house training sessions related to her position within the hospital. She attended Lenoir Rhyne University to obtain her BSN and has been employed with the institution for 13 years and has been in nursing for nearly 20 years. She is currently certified as a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and is also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The Hospital that she is employed with is a private hospital she manages a 15 bed emergency department and 6 bed express care facility, which also holds several involuntary commitments for several hours at a time waiting on placement.
I have scheduled an interview and time to observe a nurse leader with the Director of Nursing (DON) for the Virginian Nursing and Rehab facility in Fairfax, Virginia for Thursday October 2, 2014 at 7:30am. I plan on spending a full eight-hour shift with the nurse leader observing the following three leadership activities: 1) Observing her making rounds on the units 2) Observing and or participating in a nursing leadership meeting and 3) Observing the facility’s interdisciplinary team meeting.
Professional Identity and Stewardship: Peer Interview The concept of stewardship is applied in many ways throughout leadership. According to Milton (2014), a steward is “a person who preserves and promotes the intrinsic value of a situation, as well as one who engage(s) others in solutions and actions” p.108. In the healthcare industry it is important to understand how a person perceives their personal identity as a professional leader as well as how they view their organization, before fully comprehending this concept of stewardship. This paper will explore the concepts of professional identity and stewardship as related by classmate Jennifer Bernhardt (J.B.) through the process of an interview and the analysis of her responses to four structured questions.
Research Question “The main questions this study sought to answer included: what is the lived experience of power to hospital clinical nurses; and what is the meaning of power to hospital clinical nurses in the context of their professional role?” (Fackler et al., 2015). Based on the fact that the goal of a phenomenological research is to achieve understanding of an experience from the perspective of the participants (Schmidt & Brown, 2015), I found these
Nurse Manager Orientation Proposal The purpose of orientation is to motivate employees, reduce turnover rates, and to lower the new employee anxieties (Ragsdale, 2005). Nurses have a great responsibility regardless of the positions and roles they play. The orientation program is needed to help nurses understand the responsibility of the position and to build the confidence they need to succeed. Whether a nurse has experience or not, transitioning into a new position can be thrilling or threatening (Dellasega, 2009). Nurses transitioning to an advanced practice role or specialty roles may require more support. The goals of the nurse manager orientation are to orientate managers to the mission and values, provide overview of the structure, decision making bodies, and key functions, and to articulate specific expectations about performance and responsibility for compliance (New Manager Orientation Program).
Carvalho, T. (2014) ‘Changing connection between professionalism and managerialism : a case study of nursing in portugal’. Journal of Professions and Organisation,1:176-190.
Any nurse would admit that preparation to becoming a nurse is a difficult task. Mostly because the practice of nursing consists of many things to follow in order be a great nurse for the patient. To make the preparation less difficult for nurses or nurse to be, Ida Jean Orlando contributed to the Discipline of the Nursing Process to further prepare those in nursing. The Discipline of Nursing Process is a theoretical approach to nursing that follows a nurse-to-patient relationship that would improve the patient’s behavior to seek beneficence and autonomy of the patient (Orlando, 1972). This provides nurses or upcoming nurse the strategies to deal with real life circumstances in nursing and improves the skills of the nurse to improve a patient care. This piece will focus on the theorist, Ida Jean Orlando, the meaning of the nursing process and the reason for the nursing process, any discrepancies that may be associated with nursing such as medical procedures and professional nurses, studies associated with the use of the nursing process and how the nursing process influence personally.