Nursing Leadership And Advocacy : Nursing

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Nursing Leadership and Advocacy Nursing leaders promote individuals to reach their highest potential. They provide guidance and direction to reach goals and visions in healthcare. Advocacy means to support a cause as defined by Merriam-Webster (2015). An advocate supports the interest of a person or patient. A successful advocate uses skills which combine collaboration, influence, problem solving, and communication per the ANA (2015). Personal and Professional Accountability Personal growth and development is important to ensure a successful and satisfying career. My education includes an Associate’s degree in nursing, but I am presently working on my BSN. I have been out of school for many years and love my nursing career. I decided to take an online class just to see if I could do it, and I now feel challenged to finish my BSN and possibly go forward to attain my MSN. I have always enjoyed the learning from continuing education at my place of employment and online to further my nursing expertise, but I have gained much knowledge from my BSN classes. I did attend a continuing education seminar on ambulatory surgery nursing which was very beneficial to my area of work. I presented a summary of the seminar to my coworkers to share new information and practices. My annual self-assessment and action plan, which was done with my nurse manager, consisted of completing my BSN this year and to increase my charge nurse education. I plan on the BSN completion and taking a
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