Essay On Coaching A Nurse

Coaching is a continuous practice that is an essential characteristic for a nurse manager. Its central concentration is to improve development of a staff member and is based on the connection and expectations shared by the manager and employee. Coaching is a compelling action that defines the worth and integrity of the employee. Mature leaders understand the importance of knowing their employees strengths and weaknesses and how they affect daily duties. Working with the same people daily, especially in difficult situations, can cause disagreements and frustrations that interfere with necessary work tasks. Tyra (2008) discusses how the coaching process allows employees to go through self-reflection, change, and growth. (p. 113).Through coaching …show more content…
This paper will discuss the intention for coaching a nurse, assessing the nurse’s strengths, clarifying expectations, developing questions that will ensure learning and development, and evaluating if coaching was effective and while giving constructive …show more content…
Defining why the coaching is needed provides clarity and aids to center the leader’s true purpose. This keeps the coach focused on being a positive leader. Evaluating the skills of nurses is an ongoing process that the leader is actively involved in. The NM should take advantage of all opportunities to be face to face with an employee to assess and monitor what they are capable of doing. Knowing your employees is an important aspect of helping to develop them professionally. When there is a drop in staff morale or numerous complaints about a certain nurse, the Nurse Manager has to investigate to find out where the problem is. As a leader, it is expected that you are the change agent. Steanncyk, Hancock, & Meadows (2013) explains that the person that will be the change agent serves a dual role as the one who influences change themselves and the one who has the ability to transform

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