NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics Week 2 Discussion
NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics Week 2 Discussion
NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics
Week 2 Discussion
DQ1 From your experience in the health care industry, what is the difference between leadership and management? How can an advanced registered nurse both lead well and provide management? Think about interactions with patients, team members, daily tasks, and responsibilities as you formulate your response.
As a nurse, being able to manage and lead a group of individuals involves having great communication skills among other things. Having the capabilities to help others achieve their goals and maintain success as a team is great for a manager or leader. Managing involves controlling a group or a set of entities to accomplish a goal. Leadership refers to an individual’s ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward organizational success (Hodges, 2016). Advanced practice nurses often manage their own practice, so to be a successful, advanced practice nurses should be able to be both a strong leader and manager to get their team on board to follow them towards their vision of success. While I have never managed anyone, as a charge nurse, I’m often leading teams on the weekend schedule. I’m fully aware of many of my team members’ strengths and weaknesses. I often help the newer nurses with their assignments if I don’t have a stronger nurse to replace them with. While managing the operating room schedule, I will give the less complex cases to the newly released orientee. Doing so will increase their confidence in the OR, without the nurse feeling intimidated by being alone in the case. My current manager love to delegate mostly all of the required duties. She lacks the ability to effectively communicate, therefore the moral in the department has decreased. As a leader, one should support, encourage, and motivate the people in their department (Turaga, 2017).
Hodges, J. (2016). Managing and leading people through organizational change: The theory and practice of sustaining change through people. Kogan Page Publishers.
Turaga, R. (2017). What Maketh an Effective Leader?. IUP Journal of Soft Skills, 11(4), 65-75.
With the continuous introduction of challenging problems within healthcare, nurse leaders must assume the role of implementing innovative care models. Utilizing technology within healthcare has the ability to provide improved care while decreasing cost, so driving policy change to incorporate further technology is essential. Nurse leaders can do this by acting as a change agent. First, nurse leaders must create an environment that is ready and willing to change (Handzel, 2021). This can be done by sharing ideas, listening to opinions from others, involving a team approach, and acting authentically. Additionally, nurse leaders must investigate levels of risk, barriers, short-term goals, and long-term goals. Once these models have been implemented, the nurse leader has the responsibility to reflect on the outcome of the change and make further changes as appropriate.
DQ2 The underlying principle of servant leadership is that leaders address the needs of the team before their own and serve others before serving the self. After reviewing the topic materials and conducting your own research on servant leadership, describe how the vocation of the nurse is similar to the goals of a servant leader. Identify any examples you have seen in your practice, and the best way you can demonstrate servant leadership in nursing practice.
I prefer the transformational leadership style although I can relate to a few other types of leadership styles. Transformational leaders are described as “visionary” leaders. That perfectly describes my leadership type. These types of leaders build teams that are engaged and beneficial to healthcare facilities that need the most change such as improving patient care. Transformational leaders work well with new nurses or nurses new to that particular area, as they are great at mentoring, instilling trust in people, building confidence, and encouraging teamwork while encouraging nurses to act independently (Alzahrani, 2019). I love working at a teaching hospital because not only am I teaching other nurses, it helps me to learn new things daily. Transformational leaders also listen to ideas and concerns and are usually highly respected leaders in an organization. One of the main problems that I’ve noticed in nursing today is nurse retention. Transformational leadership skills have been known to provide high employee satisfaction and thus will help with nurse retention.
Alzahrani, S. (2019). Transformational leadership style on nursing job satisfaction amongst nurses in hospital settings: Findings from systematic review. Global Journal of Health Science, 11(6), 1-25
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
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One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
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I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
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I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
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