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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182074
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How to Blow Up a Council Structure and Begin Again: A Success Story
Author(s):
Stolzenberger, Kathleen
Author Details:
Kathleen Stolzenberger, PhD, RN, Magnet Consultant, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, email: kathleen_stolzenberger@midhosp.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nurse leaders in Magnet organizations are characterized as agents of transformation with the vision, courage, and conviction to do the right thing. This is an exemplar from transformational leaders in a Magnet redesignated facility who decided to blow up their shared governance infrastructure just months before beginning the documentation process for their third designation. Their council model had been in place for over ten years, but had undergone repeated revisions in an effort to get it right. By 2008, five department-wide councils were operating somewhat effectively. However, they were functioning in silos and lacked the coordination necessary to ensure efficient, empowering processes. Unit based councils represented a garden variety of effectiveness. Nurse leaders identified several factors impeding council progress: diminishing attendance, competing priorities, time demands from multiple meetings, stretched resources, and lack of clarity regarding the scope and function of the Practice Council. A sweeping and dramatic change was need to re-build the council infrastructure. Leaders knew this would be a time-consuming project, demanding much of their time to ensure it was fully enculturated before a Magnet redesignation visit. Yet it was the right thing to do. This presentation describes the transformation that occurred through the creation of a newly integrated Professional Practice Council that is now closely aligned with the Nursing Departments strategic plan and a tightened network of unit based councils. We describe several processes that empowered the councils and present empirical outcomes that correlate with Magnet Sources of Evidence and provided rich material for our redesignation document.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow to Blow Up a Council Structure and Begin Again: A Success Storyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStolzenberger, Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Stolzenberger, PhD, RN, Magnet Consultant, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, email: kathleen_stolzenberger@midhosp.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182074-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Nurse leaders in Magnet organizations are characterized as agents of transformation with the vision, courage, and conviction to do the right thing. This is an exemplar from transformational leaders in a Magnet redesignated facility who decided to blow up their shared governance infrastructure just months before beginning the documentation process for their third designation. Their council model had been in place for over ten years, but had undergone repeated revisions in an effort to get it right. By 2008, five department-wide councils were operating somewhat effectively. However, they were functioning in silos and lacked the coordination necessary to ensure efficient, empowering processes. Unit based councils represented a garden variety of effectiveness. Nurse leaders identified several factors impeding council progress: diminishing attendance, competing priorities, time demands from multiple meetings, stretched resources, and lack of clarity regarding the scope and function of the Practice Council. A sweeping and dramatic change was need to re-build the council infrastructure. Leaders knew this would be a time-consuming project, demanding much of their time to ensure it was fully enculturated before a Magnet redesignation visit. Yet it was the right thing to do. This presentation describes the transformation that occurred through the creation of a newly integrated Professional Practice Council that is now closely aligned with the Nursing Departments strategic plan and a tightened network of unit based councils. We describe several processes that empowered the councils and present empirical outcomes that correlate with Magnet Sources of Evidence and provided rich material for our redesignation document.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:57Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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