The referencing and citing of scholarly work is mandatory to support the idea that is being presented in the participation discussion. ALL peer responses require an in text citation, a reference, and 6 or more sentences. References should be between 2018 to 2022.
Regardless of the position a nurse works in, they are leaders. From bedside nursing to the nursing manager, every role counts and demands leadership qualities as each position has the ability to influence. A rapid-response nurse is a nurse with critical care experience that can respond to acute changes in someone's health, such as hypoxia, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, hemodynamic instability, and new altered mental status. Rapid response nurses are true leaders as their day-to-day activities include advocating for patients and assuring they receive the correct treatment plan when they become unstable. Rapid response nurses must arrive timely when they are called, assess the patient, rapidly triage the patient, and provide initial treatment. The patient may then be transferred to a higher level of care such as a telemetry floor or intensive care unit (Bitanga, 2018).
The role usually requires nurses to have 3 years of critical care experience, a BSN, and a CCRN certification. Qualities that are needed to become a rapid response include being a team player, as other nurses will constantly rely on you to escalate care and communicate with physicians, and being goal-driven and continuing education as there is always new technology being developed. I believe these traits align with the Christian worldview as a nurse in this role has the ability to produce change and influence people's lives. Rapid-response nurses are true leaders because they need to be available to others at all times and lead with optimism. "With an upright heart, he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand." Psalm 78:72.
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A formal role in which a nurse is a position of leadership is being a Public Health Director .A public health director has many roles and responsibilities (Halverson et al., 2017). For a nurse to be a Public Health Director he or she must have a master's degree in public health or a related discipline ( Colorado Office of Planning, Partnerships & Improvement 2021). If the director is a nurse he or she must have a license to practice in the state of Colorado within 6 months of being hired.
There are many leadership qualities that one must possess to be a public health director. One of which is organizational skills. Public Health Directors have to plan, direct, supervise and coordinate a wide variety of health programs and services (What Is a Public Health Director?, 2022). They must also be part of environment health and community health services (What Is a Public Health Director?, 2022). This includes emergency preparedness and response, vital statistics and disease surveillance (What Is a Public Health Director?, 2022). Fostering relationships is also a big part of being a Public Health Director due to the fact that directors have to communicate not only with the state on certain issues but also with the local County Commissioners (Whitney, 2018).
Organizational skills and fostering relationships align with the Christian worldview. I Corinthians talks about how all things should be done decently and in order, meaning we should as Christians be organized (I Cornithians 14:40). Fostering relationships is also part of the Christian worldview because we are to serve and love as Jesus did and this can only be done by fostering relationships (John 15:12-13).
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A formal role where a nurse is in a position of leadership is the clinical nurse manager. A clinical nurse manager assumes a leadership position and supervises the nurses that provide beside patient care. The clinical nurse manager is still involved in patient care, oversees nurses, and can also address and discuses organizational leadership concerns (“The Top 4 Nursing Leadership Roles,” 2020). Clinical nurse managers collaborate and communicate effectively, are able to manage time efficiently, and are vigilant to ensure and preserve both patient and nurse safety. Being ethical, flexible, creative, and organized are key facets that clinical nurse leaders should possess (Whitney, 2018). Transformational leadership style is the most effective leadership style because both the leader and the followers establish a solid mode of communication, actively listen to each other, work together to achieve common goals, and continue to strive for greatness. A transformational leader encourages followers, supports their strengths, and helps them improve clinically, verbally (communication), and mentally. Transformational leadership also helps clinical nurse leaders reach organizational goals and establish high quality interdisciplinary relationships (Cox, 2019). The traits of a transformational leader aligns with the Christian worldview because all actions taken are under the eyes of God and all actions are taken honestly, and without intent to harm. People are God’s creation, and we all have innate value and worth, so it is essential that we unite as a people, and face hardship and challenges together. Also, it is essential to continue to remain positive and strong as God is watching us, giving us the ability to reach our full potential, and overcome obstacles that help enrich the spirit, soul, body, and society.
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Nurse leaders assume various leadership roles in healthcare. In clinical setting nurse managers are responsible for ensuring that nurses perform their duties in line with nursing practice guidelines. The nursing manages all practices in the organization ensuring that tasks are allocated according to qualification and experience and also enduring resource availability. The nurse manager act as a bridge for communication between management and the junior nurses, she advocates for nurses to management and communicate management decision (Fowler, Robbins and Lucero, 2021). In order to qualify for the nurse manager post a nurse should have, BSN, MSD and or DSN qualifications. These educational qualifications adequately prepare the nurse manager to critically think and solve problems in the clinical area.
A nurse manager should be a good communicator who can communicate effectively in verbal and written communication. Conflict resolution is one of the skills that a good manager possesses, organizational conflict cannot be avoided in health care but can be solved amicably if the managers is skilled in managing conflict (Helbig, 2018). Advanced leadership skills help the nurse to better advocate for patients, make better decision, and contribute to the legislative process that will help develop the nursing profession and produce best patient outcomes. Nurse managers have the ability to initiate change in professional culture to acknowledge the impact of nursing profession by contributing to caring and advocating for patients. Nurse managers are self-aware and have self-control over interactions with others, they treat others with respect and give room for feedback whether positive or negative (Major, 2019).
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To advocate is to engage in efforts to persuade governmental, economic, or social bodies to change their policies or practices. Advocacy is the process of educating policymakers and the public about an issue so that they may make informed decisions about policy, legislation, and funding. If you want to make a difference in your present job, here are some advocacy tactics you can utilize as a leader:
· Practice effective communication: The vast bulk of advocacy work entails coordinating the efforts of various parties to address a certain issue or problem. Advocacy work requires clear and concise communication that is tailored to the context and audience. Advocates need excellent verbal, writing, and technological communication skills.
· Don't wait for others to bring about cultural change; take the initiative yourself: Consider that you have the capacity to notice and understand the culture in which you work, and the influence and power to help transform that culture into one that is more positive, encouraging, and productive. Either you are a part of a culture that is undergoing a transformation, or you are part of a powerful culture that is undergoing a transformation.
· When you challenge yourself by leaving your safe space: Those you have an effect on will reap the benefits of your newfound perspective. By taking a complete leap of faith into an uncharted opportunity, you unleash your potential for growth and encourage others to do the same.
· Help others by finding solutions: Fixing the problems that have arisen is the first priority. The first step is to clearly define the problem, as well as the strategies and outcomes that will be necessary to solve it. The next stage is to develop a strategy for organizing advocacy efforts and establishing a timeline for completing each task.