Incorporating Service Learning Within A Professional Nursing Curriculum Toward the Development of Leadership Skills

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253926
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Incorporating Service Learning Within A Professional Nursing Curriculum Toward the Development of Leadership Skills
Author(s):
Corrigan, Catherine; Kwasky, Andrea
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Catherine Corrigan, MSN, ANP, Bachelors, of, Science, in, Health, Arts, corrigcp@udmercy.edu; Andrea Kwasky, DNP, MSN, BSN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012

Adhering to the reason for being a nurse, students involved in service learning extend their energy toward assisting others.  Nurses could greatly assist organizations as well with improving processes and patient care outcomes, however in order for them to have a voice, they must be aware of their strengths, weaknesses and position in the professional nursing arena. Students are encouraged to develop their strengths, especially those who are not so fourth coming.  They begin by contributing to societies needs while observing leadership roles within their chosen service learning site.  The transformational leader is described as being charismatic and self-confident. In order for students to develop these characteristics, self-awareness is paramount.  Northouse (2013) describes the behavior of a dominant leader as being a strong role model and the aim of service learning involvement is to alert the student of the needs of nurses in the community as well as the significance of getting involved in the profession. Reflecting on their experiences in their service learning sites, students write about the happenings of the event, but also the interaction of leaders toward them as well as the leader’s followers within the organization. A vast array of characteristics and interactions are discussed. “Homogeneity is the enemy of truth” (Porter-O‘Grady & Mallock, 2011, p. 57) and “culture rules” (p. 51). Students are exposed to situations sometimes quite shocking to them, in an effort to expand their learning experience to include self-awareness and the start of leadership development.

Northouse, P. G. (2013). Leadership: Theory and practice (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Porter-O‘Grady, T. & Mallock, K. (2011). Quantum leadership: Advancing, innovation, transforming health care. (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Keywords:
Leadership; Patient Outcomes; Service Learning
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIncorporating Service Learning Within A Professional Nursing Curriculum Toward the Development of Leadership Skillsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Catherineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKwasky, Andreaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCatherine Corrigan, MSN, ANP, Bachelors, of, Science, in, Health, Arts, corrigcp@udmercy.edu; Andrea Kwasky, DNP, MSN, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253926-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Thursday, September 20, 2012, Friday, September 21, 2012</p>Adhering to the reason for being a nurse, students involved in service learning extend their energy toward assisting others.&nbsp; Nurses could greatly assist organizations as well with improving processes and patient care outcomes, however in order for them to have a voice, they must be aware of their strengths, weaknesses and position in the professional nursing arena. Students are encouraged to develop their strengths, especially those who are not so fourth coming. &nbsp;They begin by contributing to societies needs while observing leadership roles within their chosen service learning site. &nbsp;The transformational leader is described as being charismatic and self-confident. In order for students to develop these characteristics, self-awareness is paramount.&nbsp; Northouse (2013) describes the behavior of a dominant leader as being a strong role model and the aim of service learning involvement is to alert the student of the needs of nurses in the community as well as the significance of getting involved in the profession. Reflecting on their experiences in their service learning sites, students write about the happenings of the event, but also the interaction of leaders toward them as well as the leader&rsquo;s followers within the organization. A vast array of characteristics and interactions are discussed. &ldquo;Homogeneity is the enemy of truth&rdquo; (Porter-O&lsquo;Grady &amp; Mallock, 2011, p. 57) and &ldquo;culture rules&rdquo; (p. 51). Students are exposed to situations sometimes quite shocking to them, in an effort to expand their learning experience to include self-awareness and the start of leadership development. <p>Northouse, P. G. (2013). Leadership: Theory and practice (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. <p>Porter-O&lsquo;Grady, T. &amp; Mallock, K. (2011). Quantum leadership: Advancing, innovation, transforming health care. (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.en_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectPatient Outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectService Learningen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:43Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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