The American Nurses Association ( Ana ) Scope And Standards Of Nursing Administration
The volatility of the healthcare industry calls for passionate flexible nurse leaders who can balance cost-effectiveness, quality, and innovation with ethical decision-making. Effective nurse leaders advance the profession of nursing by identifying issues and trends, empowering others, setting forth strategic plans, and demonstrating a commitment to the organizational vision. This paper discusses the first six standards of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Administration and how they are incorporate into everyday practice. The components of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program as they relate to the nurse administrator role are also explored. Additionally, recommendations for managing today’s precarious healthcare environment are presented. Finally, the leadership characteristics of Christ and how nurse leaders can adapt them is discussed.
ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Administration (Standards One through Six)
Standard One: Assessment
Nurse administrators assess the efficiency and productivity of their work centers by collecting and evaluating data relevant to the delivery of care. They assess many aspects of patient care delivery through the review of unit statistics such as staffing numbers, budgets, or even unit fall rates. By remaining actively involved in these and many other aspects of care, nurse leaders can use this data to determine when changes need to…