Nurse Roles And Impact Of Nursing

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Nurse Executive Roles and Impact to Nursing The health system has experienced rapid changes and multifaceted shift in patient care and leadership– business concepts, administrative roles, and patient care continuum. As a result, changes have greatly influenced the role assumed by nursing leaders in the past 10 years. Subsequently, nurse leaders redefined their roles in the nursing field and executive arena, moving away from traditional nursing roles in the organizational chart to equal roles in the Chief suites (C-suites). Therefore, as nurse leaders move from clinical units to the boardrooms, their imprints leave a mark to all nurses reporting to them. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “The Future of Nursing,” discusses vital concepts on nursing leaderships. As based from the same report, three fundamental concepts of how the roles of Chief Nurse Officers impact nurses can be identified - Executive Role Definitions, Expertise and Knowledge Transformation, and Leadership Representation and Networking. Executive Role Definitions Chief nurse officers (CNOs) are expected to embody the executive tasks and functions referent to their positions; “walk the talk”. Performing in the executive role, CNOs need to “move up in the reporting structure of their organizations to increase their ability to contribute to key decisions” (IOM, 2010). This essentially defines the roles, tasks, and level of accountability the position entails. At West Palm Beach Veterans
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