Interview On The Nursing Leader Essay

1541 Words Jul 7th, 2016 null Page
The nursing leader I choose to interview is someone I highly respect, someone highly respected by those around her as well. I first met Tamera King three years ago when I first floated to the intensive care unit (ICU). I could see the respect others had for her judgment. Ms. King was a prodigy, a woman of great knowledge. I valued her input and guidance.
Ms. King is one of the day shift charge nurses on one of the four ICUs at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Specifically, she works in the medical ICU. Ms. King began her career in 1987 working as a home health nurse and starting her career in the ICU. Ms. King’s nursing career includes neonatal, pediatric and adult ICUs. Ms. King earned her Associates Degree in Nursing at St. Petersburg College in 1987. She continued working to put herself back through school at St. Petersburg College where she received her Baccalaureate in Nursing in 1995. After Ms. King raised a family and went through a divorce, she finally went back to school at the University of South Florida where she earned her Master’s Degree as an Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner. Ms. King has been working as a charge nurse for the past 20 years in the ICU.
Ms. King defined leadership as “the ability to lead, guide and direct a group of people to achieve a common goal or vision.” Ms. King elaborated further on describing leadership affirming Kouzes and Posner knowledge of leadership; leadership is a relationship founded on credibility (2012). When a leader obtains…

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