Development of a Local Nursing Workforce Project: Lessons in Leadership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148261
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a Local Nursing Workforce Project: Lessons in Leadership
Abstract:
Development of a Local Nursing Workforce Project: Lessons in Leadership
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Martin, Patricia A., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:Dean and Professor
Leadership lessons were learned during a nursing workforce project to address one region's nursing shortage. The approach was a collaborative, 16 county service area, inclusive, longterm solution. The criteria for identifying partners were based on the “stakeholder” principle. These criteria are “lesson one” of the presentation. The order of contact was determined and then the process began for engaging the diverse partners necessary to accomplish the goal of the project - to match health care delivery needs with appropriately prepared nurses. Nurses with appropriate level of expertise in adequate numbers are essential to quality healthcare. This goal can only be achieved through a collaborative, inclusive approach (primary/secondary educators, service delivery organizations, education programs, and funding sources including legislators). A number of personal contacts, some individual and some group meetings, were step one and continued through-out the project. Printed material “take-aways” were developed and used, sometimes for entry but always as assuring the consistency and clarity of the mission. These materials also took the message beyond the personal contacts. Next, the means for establishing partnerships were determined, and re-determined over the last year. These means are “lesson two” of the presentation. As partners joined, their feedback shaped the project and the message to other potential partners. The focus of the partnerships changed as the project moved through concept, planned activities, budget development, and implementation. Leadership was essential from different partners for various phases, including consultation outside the primary partners, to move the project forward. “Lesson three” of the presentation speaks to sustainability. While quick agreement around the problem of nurse shortage was evident, some partners needed and were engaged in immediate solutions. Others were less affected by the shortage and were much more focused on longterm solutions. How to orchestrate the various players was a key consideration.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of a Local Nursing Workforce Project: Lessons in Leadershipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148261-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a Local Nursing Workforce Project: Lessons in Leadership</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Martin, Patricia A., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean and Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">patricia.martin@wright.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Leadership lessons were learned during a nursing workforce project to address one region's nursing shortage. The approach was a collaborative, 16 county service area, inclusive, longterm solution. The criteria for identifying partners were based on the &ldquo;stakeholder&rdquo; principle. These criteria are &ldquo;lesson one&rdquo; of the presentation. The order of contact was determined and then the process began for engaging the diverse partners necessary to accomplish the goal of the project - to match health care delivery needs with appropriately prepared nurses. Nurses with appropriate level of expertise in adequate numbers are essential to quality healthcare. This goal can only be achieved through a collaborative, inclusive approach (primary/secondary educators, service delivery organizations, education programs, and funding sources including legislators). A number of personal contacts, some individual and some group meetings, were step one and continued through-out the project. Printed material &ldquo;take-aways&rdquo; were developed and used, sometimes for entry but always as assuring the consistency and clarity of the mission. These materials also took the message beyond the personal contacts. Next, the means for establishing partnerships were determined, and re-determined over the last year. These means are &ldquo;lesson two&rdquo; of the presentation. As partners joined, their feedback shaped the project and the message to other potential partners. The focus of the partnerships changed as the project moved through concept, planned activities, budget development, and implementation. Leadership was essential from different partners for various phases, including consultation outside the primary partners, to move the project forward. &ldquo;Lesson three&rdquo; of the presentation speaks to sustainability. While quick agreement around the problem of nurse shortage was evident, some partners needed and were engaged in immediate solutions. Others were less affected by the shortage and were much more focused on longterm solutions. How to orchestrate the various players was a key consideration.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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