Effective nurse leader rounding improves the patient experienceHealthcare organizations have been challenged to create and sustain an exceptional care experience that promotes patient engagement and optimal outcomes. Patient experience has become a critical differentiator, and it will only grow in importance as transparency and consumerism dominate the healthcare landscape. This is far more than just an attempt to "satisfy." Building relationships and communicating well with our patients and families are vital approaches.1 In today's complex healthcare environment, patients may not fully understand or remember the highly clinical nature of treatment. However, they always remember how we made them feel, how we communicated with them as a team, and what interactions they experienced while in our care.
Resiliency and the nurse leader: The importance of equanimity, optimism, and perseveranceHealthcare systems are facing tumultuous, challenging times that are likely to become the new normal. As a crucial part of the healthcare team, the nurse leaders of today are faced with ever-increasing responsibilities; higher levels of accountability; and multiple, ongoing stressors that can have a daily, detrimental impact on a leader's ability to succeed, let alone survive. In response to these challenges, the nurse leader needs to develop and sustain a significant capacity of resilience to thrive and succeed as a transformational leader within the profession of nursing.
Profile of an Excellent Nurse Manager: Identifying and Developing Health Care Team LeadersThe purpose of this research was to identify the profile of an excellent nurse manager who can lead effective health care teams. Leadership attributes and competencies that characterize an excellent nurse manager and tools to identify them are lacking in the literature but are required to efficiently and effectively address the growing shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in health care team leadership roles and the critical linkage of these roles to patient outcomes. A profile of an excellent nurse manager was developed on the basis of the responses of nurse managers across the United States who had been identified as excellent or competent by chief nurse executive assessment or/and the Nurse Manager Ability, Leadership, and Support of Nurses staff survey to the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory: Self Instrument. Statistically significant distinctions exist between nurse managers who are excellent and those who are competent as assessed by the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, which together comprise the profile of an excellent nurse manager.
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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success, Second Edition focuses on assisting students and faculty with creating a system for the completion of the DNP scholarly project.
The newly revised Second Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The text is written for current DNP students as well as those considering the degree program. It also serves as a fantastic reference for professionals and those who have already completed a DNP program.
2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing "This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of DNP graduate nurses." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews (2013)
While many books exist on project management in health care, most are written from the perspective of a hospital's upper leadership. This is the first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts specifically for APNs and APNs with a DNP degree, and enables them to apply processes used in the business operations side of a health care organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step by step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex health care work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success.
This award-winning text guides nursing graduate students in developing the key skills they need to fulfill emerging leadership roles as our health care system experiences profound change and increasing complexity. The book provides a wealth of critical information, practical tools, creative vision, and inspiration that will help to facilitate leadership at the highest level of clinical practice. This second edition is expanded and updated to incorporate leadership challenges resulting from health care reform, changes in the current vision of health care, and innovations that foster leadership development. Two completely new chapters address transformational leadership regarding changing health care perspectives and emerging contexts for health care. The text helps graduate students to master the skills they need to work effectively with interdisciplinary colleagues, address challenges within the confines of budget constraints, and resolve health care disparities and improve outcomes in all settings.
Thoroughly updated, this practical "how-to" guide provides a useful and easy-to-follow framework for developing and implementing preceptor programs, for learning to precept students, and for facilitating the development of expertise in both preceptors and preceptees. The contributor list includes specialists within a wide spectrum of clinical nursing settings who have expertise in preceptor program development. This text is essential to nursing faculty and nursing clinicians who want to set up preceptor programs, guide student experiences, or help orient novice practitioners to the practice setting. It explains the differences between precepting and mentoring or teaching; provides insights into preceptor programs; and explores internships, residencies, and mentoring.
In nursing school, you likely envisioned a career focusing exclusively on patient care, until you were thrust into the reality of numerous additional responsibilities. Whether staffing and productivity are part of your current role or next career move, The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing, 2nd Ed., is for you. This practical guide can help you get a handle on every staffing issue, from assessing your current state to understanding and implementing unique care delivery models to leveraging innovative solutions to your staffing challenges. Inside, you'll find: Detailed examples of staffing plans, policies, and delivery models, Calculation formulas and worksheets, including full-time equivalencies (FTEs), PTO, and productive vs. nonproductive time, Sound strategies for introducing new processes and technology, Real-world staffing experiences from front-line managers, Staffing and care delivery models for non-acute care settings, Staffing and scheduling for rural and critical access hospitals, Staffing plans and ethical considerations in disaster management Book jacket.
The Online Journal of Issues in NursingA free peer-reviewed online journal published jointly by The American Nurses Association and the Kent State University College of Nursing. “It presents different perspectives on topics that affect nursing practice, research, and education, thus enabling readers to understand the full complexity of a particular topic.”
JONA: Journal of Nursing AdministrationJONA™ is the authoritative source of information on developments and advances in patient care leadership. Content is geared to nurse executives, directors of nursing, and nurse managers in hospital, community health, and ambulatory care environments. Practical, innovative, and solution-oriented articles provide the tools and data needed to excel in executive practice in changing healthcare systems: leadership development; human, material, and financial resource management and relationships; systems, business, and financial strategies. All articles are peer-reviewed, selected and developed with the guidance of a distinguished group of editorial advisors.
These Essentials define the curricular elements that must be present in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Required by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for schools seeking accreditation for DNP programs, these Essentials outline the foundational competencies that are core to all advanced nursing practice roles, including the four nationally-recognized Advanced Practice Registered Nursing roles: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives
AONE is committed to developing and disseminating core competencies for nurse leaders in a variety of care settings and levels of responsibilities. These competencies have been developed by experts in the nursing leadership field and approved by the AONE Board of Directors.
This toolkit has been developed as a resource to help identify and explore sources available for those seeking to develop successful leadership characteristics. The toolkit is intended for students and registered nurses looking to develop and promote nursing leadership competencies.