Characteristics of a transformational leader are providing vision and direction, gains trust from others, communicates expectations and critical purposes, motivate and influence rationality, advises, and guides individuals (Robbins & Judge, 2013, p. 383). I tend to be creative with the task given to me and I have the ability to think outside the box. Although I have a high attention to detail, my critical thinking and problem-solving skills make me an effective leader amongst my peers. “[T]ransformational leaders also show greater agreement among top managers about the organization’s goals, which yields superior organizational performance” (Robbins & Judge, 2013, p. 383). According to a study conducted by Gong, Huang, and Farh (2009), employees who work under transformational leaders had more self-confidence in their ability to be more creative and perform higher (pgs.
Once completing my bachelors of science in nursing, I can continue my long-term goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. The skills required of a nurse practitioner are skills that I have been practicing throughout my career as a nurse. I will listen to my patient’s needs and concerns, and provide them with information in a way they can understand it. I will have better critical thinking and reasoning skills for when problems or situations arise. I will have the knowledge and information needed to diagnose and treat.
According to Employment Equity and Diversity (2004), the mentor needs to be a person who is aware of their responsibilities in supporting staff and require training and resources to support them in their role. I assigned be a mentor to a new qualified midwifery nurse. I called her Nurse A (Appendix A). Even thought she has experience working in the surgical and medical unit before, she still need an experience and knowledgeable staff to guide and mentor her in a new clinical area .She is a very proactive person and willing to learn. Identifying learning needs, planning and managing the .student experience Plans of action formulated in order to achieve the learner's objectives.
By doing this an effective leader is able to form teams who are responsible for various duties. “If a leader is able to motivate staff members personally, staff members' duties will be carried out more effectively” (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). My manager stated that, a good leader should be an advocate for their
PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING Sarah A Gillespie University of North Carolina at Pembroke Abstract This paper is a reflection and evaluation the author’s personal philosophy of nursing. This is accomplished using the framework of the nursing meta-paradigm that includes: person, environment, health, and nursing. There are many aspects of the meta-paradigm that impact healthcare both in positive and negative ways. In looking at the author’s philosophy of nursing, one can see that they enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives. Even with a brief nursing career, most nurses will agree that nursing has been and will remain one of the most satisfying careers; “…as long as there are people that have the desire to change the world, one relationship at a time”.
She says “nursing is assiting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or it’s recovery” (nursing-theroy.org Henderson par.4). That’s what I like about the health care profession. I like knowing that I to will one day be a part of making a difference in those who need help in my community. I want to help people better help themselves. My educational efforts will help me get the career I have always wanted.
I am a good listener and work hard to build rapport with patients, physicians, and my co-workers. I am very conscientious about patient teaching and ensuring that questions are answered. I explain to the patient and family what I am going to do, before I provide care, to help alleviate any anxiety or questions about the care I will be providing. Process improvement and commitment to quality: I routinely and consistently resolve quality issues using the standard processes and do so in a timely manner. I use printed guidelines
I watched the nurse’s and talked with them about what they did and how they did it (and how much money they made). That was when I decided what I wanted to do. I wanted to be an ER Nurse. Prior to becoming a nurse, I had the opportunity to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist. I felt that would benefit me as I went to nursing school.
What I Have Learned In JROTC My name is Cadet Evans. The JROTC program has prepared me to be a better citizen in many ways. Leadership skills, history, and life skills I believe are the three most important ways the program has made me a better citizen. The JROTC program teaches leadership through values, traits, and by showing how a structured chain of command functions. Through my experiences in various leadership positions, I have learned how to take responsibility for my actions, lead a group of people to complete a task on time in an orderly fashion, and also how to make-decisions promptly, but smartly.
During which I observed an Occupational Therapist that came regularly to see the residents at the care home. The therapist worked closely with the residents to enable them to lead full & satisfying lives as independent as possibly. I was impressed by the incredible amount of knowledge and skills that were required for occupational therapy. This gave me a great insight into the caring profession and has increased my motivation to work within it. In this experience, it enabled me to observe different health practitioners that were involved with the resident’s care.