The Importance Of Leadership In Nursing

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Register to read the introduction… Nurses are the leading edge of patient care, and work alongside physicians, social workers, nutritionist, and physical therapists and so on. It is the nurses' accountability to take leadership in assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care. The leadership skills of the nurse facilitate them to advocate, counsel and educate the patient. According to Institute of Medicine, Nurses need to develop a style of leadership that involves working with others as full partners in a context of mutual respect and collaboration (Sullivan, 2011). This will result in better patient outcome, reduce staff turnover which in turn will reduce disruptive behavior at the work place (Institute of Medicine, 2010). To be an effective leader nurses should know when to negotiate, collaborate and when to comply with the acting leader’s decision. To fulfill their leadership role, nurse need to realize the importance of their skills in patient care. According to Institute of Medicine, Nurses should also utilize their leadership skills in creating new policies and procedures that allow them to practice to the full extent of their education (Sullivan, …show more content…
By accomplishing my BSN, will enable me to perform better knowledge based practice. Also practice my profession with skillful analyzing, assessment, planning, and implement effectively. This will increase my knowledge and promote better standard of care, and can become a valuable employee in the healthcare system where I belong. The United States has the opportunity to renovate its health care system to provide flawless, affordable, quality care that is accessible to all, patient centered, and evidence based and leads to improved health outcomes (Institute of Medicine, 2010). Achieving this renovation will require altering many aspects of the health care system. This is especially true for the nursing profession, the largest segment of the health care workforce. Recommendations that could serve as blueprint are to ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training; advance nursing education; present opportunities for nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in health care redesign and improvement efforts; and improve data collection for workforce planning and policy making(Institute of Medicine,

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