The purpose of this assignment is to identify nursing care models utilized in today’s various health care settings and enhance your knowledge of how models impact the management of care and may influence delegation. You will assess the effectiveness of models and determine how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to identify opportunities for improvement to ensure quality, safety and staff satisfaction.
Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO2)
CO2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO3)
CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)
CO4: Apply concepts of leadership and team coordination to promote the achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations. (PO4)
CO6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO7)
CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO2, and 3)
CO8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO8)
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Week5 leader Examplar Audio Transcript
After working a number of years in home health, I made the decision to return to the acute care setting and accepted a full time night position on a very busy and high acuity step down unit. Upon learning of the unit that I would be working on, many of my nurse friends and former colleagues began warning me about the current supervisor on that unit and filling me with self-doubt regarding my ability to perform up to this person’s expectations.
On my first day, I was introduced to my supervisor and preceptor who was none other than Sue, the very person that I had been warned about. Hoping for the best but fearing the worst, I decided to put all of the bad things that I had heard out of my mind and see what happened.
In doing so, I quickly discovered that Sue would become the best supervisor and preceptor that I had ever had. She immediately took a vested interest in my success by sitting down with me each week for coffee and discussing what was going well and not going so well. Together, we worked to establish both short-term and long-term goals for not only my time with her in orientation but my future ones as a member of the staff on the unit. Sue helped me to identify weaknesses within myself by allowing me to reflect on situations rather than immediately pointing them out to me. Likewise, she made it a point to highlight my strengths and provided me with opportunities to put them into use in the practice setting. She provided support and encouragement when needed while at the same time allowing me to grow in my independence and autonomy.
I truly believe that I am the nurse, educator, and leader that I am today because of the leadership, support, and guidance that Sue provided me all those years ago.
Amy Sherer MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, RNBSN Option
Chamberlain College of Nursing
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