Legacies of leadership
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
22h ago
In recognition of Black History Month, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to highlight extraordinary nurse leaders for their outstanding contributions to healthcare equity and diversity. The following awards were presented at the ANA National Awards ceremony in June 2022. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Legacies of leadership appeared first on American Nurse ..read more
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Powering policy
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
3w ago
Darlene Curley wants more nurse leaders in office. Darlene J. Curley, EdD, RN, FAAN, is an advisor and assistant professor at the Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing; a consultant to government, associations, and philanthropy; and a member of the Utah Nurses Association. She served in the Maine Legislature from 2002–2007… This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Powering policy appeared first on American Nurse ..read more
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Journey of a novice Magnet® program director
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
3w ago
Navigating a new role during the pandemic Takeaways: Magnet program directors shoulder many roles and responsibilities, including finding the right initiatives, changes, and outcomes that will meet the elements of the Magnet standards. Positivity and motivation can help emphasize the desire for improvement, even in the face of challenges. Successful virtual site visits require organization, teamwork, and reliable technology and support. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® serves as the highest recognition of nursing excellence. The designation puts ..read more
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COVID-19 and the impact of delayed colorectal cancer screening
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
3w ago
Educate patients about the importance of this procedure. Takeaways: As healthcare systems adapt to a new post-pandemic normal, we must evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on patient completion of elective procedures. We’re still learning about the lasting effects (including increases colorectal cancer incidence) of mandated endoscopy center closures. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, healthcare systems adapted to meet the surge of expected patients. Procedural areas faced closures and experienced significant disruptions to the care they typically provide. Because endoscopic procedures, includin ..read more
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Consider the role of committee chair
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
1M ago
Begin your leadership journey. Takeaways: Serving as committee chair provides leadership experience. Developing leadership skills enhances personal career growth and benefits the nursing profession. Nursing requires leaders to help transform healthcare. You find yourself wanting to dip your toe into the waters of leadership, but you’re unsure how to start. Various types of leadership styles exist, but what’s yours? You’re curious and feel that you have something to contribute to your organization. You have a good understanding of the job, of the organization, and you may even have some idea ..read more
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Magnet® and the charge nurse role
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
1M ago
Takeaways: Many organizations lack role-specific competency-based orientation, leaving nurses to learn on the job. Traditionally, nurses learn the charge nurse role over time as they progress from novice to expert, which was sufficient with greater experienced-to-novice nurse ratios. This article highlights a hospital that developed a role-based competency program for charge nurses. Nurses serve as frontline leaders. They must work in various capacities and manage constantly changing priorities. These clinical experts act as go-to resource problem solvers, overseers of patient safety and ca ..read more
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Coffee and conversation gets new staff up and running
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
1M ago
Endoscopy nurse leaders take a unique training approach. Takeaways: Coffee and Conversation, a novel approach to in-service education, serves as an efficient and effective method for providing specialty-specific education and training, improving nurse knowledge, and building staff cohesion. It helps preceptors orient and onboard new staff using timely, focused, ongoing continuing education. Endoscopy procedures used in diagnosis and treatment require well-prepared healthcare professionals, including endoscopy nurse specialists. To address training shortfalls and staff shortages on their end ..read more
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Meet Jennifer Mensik Kennedy
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
2M ago
ANA’s 38th president starts her term on January 1, 2023. Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, starts her 2-year term as 38th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) on January 1, 2023. Elected by the ANA Membership Assembly in June 2022, Mensik Kennedy looks forward with excitement to representing the nation’s 4.3 million RNs. Her future columns in American Nurse Journal will outline goals and priorities of ANA and her presidency. Mensik Kennedy enters the presidency having served in ANA leadership positions for more than a decade, most notably as a director-at-large ..read more
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Webinar: Align Resources and Create a Culture of Team-centric Staffing
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Craig Veltri
2M ago
Centralize to Optimize When a health system is facing extreme staffing shortages, fully utilizing staff across all facilities is only one part of maximizing capacity.  By providing automation tools for nurse leaders to dynamically manage capacity and throughput, health systems can offset the capacity lost due to understaffing. Learn More… Webinar attendees will learn: How siloed staffing practices result in an unbalanced distribution of staff, ultimately impacting effective provision of patient care. How establishing a centralized and standardized staffing policy enables strategic team s ..read more
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Visual abstracts maximize interest and impact
American Nurse » Nursing Leadership
by Chris Evans Gartley
3M ago
Clarify your message to enhance your reach. Takeaways: Visual abstracts provide a short graphic synopsis of key points contained in your scholarship. A visual abstract can be used on social media, online, and traditional platforms to disseminate your scholarship and generate interest across a wider audience. Disseminating scholarly work (research, quality improvement projects) is critical to affecting change. You want your work to have as much impact as possible, whether in the form of a presentation or an article. Your capacity to impact positive change can increase exponentially when you ..read more
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