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Leadership is an attempt to influence

groups or individuals without the coercive


form of power.

Nurse leaders have an obligation to


create an environment in which good
people can provide good care.

At its core,
leadership is about
relationships with
other people.

Professionalism is
an important
characteristic of
nurse leaders.

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.

Leadership involves much knowledge and


disciplined practice.

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.

Skill building occurs through:


On-the-job training
Support from peers
Mentoring from effective leaders

Framework for Nursing Leadership


requires a conceptualization of the
various functions, roles, and
responsibilities of the nurse manager or
administrator.

What are some roles and responsibilities


of the Nurse Leader?

Organization of work
Staffing
Scheduling
Orientation
Delegation
Information structures

Motivation and Productivity


Provide environment of high morale

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

Effective

Communication
Skills
Relationship

Skills

Directing and Influencing


Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Problem Solving

Budgeting
Staff Development
Policy Development

Knowledge of Legal Issues in Nursing


(NCBON/ANA)

Patient Safety:
(Pg 5 Table 1-1 NPSG) ( SBAR Pg 6 Table 1-2 )

Employee/Staff safety Evaluations

Quality Management (QSEN Pg 5) (EBP Pg 7 & 8)

Performance Appraisals

Political Involvementinfluence Health Policy

SBAR

National Patient Safety Goals

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

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

What

characteristics in a nurse leader do


you think is best?

Would you like to have a leader that


empowers staff to have a vision about the
organization and trusts them to work toward
goals that benefit the organization and
themselves?

Futuristic and explains 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.

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 SelfManagement
Others: Social Awareness and
Relationship Management

After thinking about the roles and


responsibilities---You must realize that in
many ways, all nurses are leaders.
Nurses are the frontline professionals of
healthcare today, our leadership is crucial
in navigating our increasingly complex
healthcare system.