Nursing Leadership Strategies

Healthcare system is transforming and the role of the nurses is also modifying accordingly. Also nurses are expected to adopt the role of advocacy in this transformed healthcare system. Everyday nurses take care of patients and feels the need of some changes in the policy in order to take care of patient effectively. Nurses are obligated to strengthen skills that enable them to influence public policy so they can better serve patients. It is very important for the nurses to assess their abilities and skills of leadership and advocate, which will assist them to improve themselves. As a nurse, the writer also assessed their own leadership skills by using, Nurse Manager Skills Inventory. This inventory was created for nurses to assess their professional …show more content…
These skills are shared leadership, action learning and reflective practice and the writer again achieve the competent level in this category too. It means that the writer acknowledge the skills of shared decision making, utilize problem solving skills and evaluates the work situation and find strategies to improve the care. These qualities are very important and crucial for nurse leaders to ensure patient safety by involving other health care professionals, using thoughtful strategies to solve problem and adopting reflective …show more content…
In the process of advocacy communication and active involvement of the other staff member and also reinforcing the changes are very important strategies (Grand Canyon University, 2011). When the nurse choose to take on the role of advocacy to change the system, nurses have to move out of their comfort zone of their practice arena and work into a remote arena where they have to stand for improvement of patient care. As nurses working at the front line in the healthcare field, they have the potential to be successfully advocating for their exceptional point of view on the health care polices and their unique voice for positive changes in the healthcare workplace. Also, in order to build understanding on important health care policies in others, nurses should robust their advocacy power by networking with other coworkers and healthcare professionals (Abood,

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