Threading Nurse Leader Development on All Levels of the Nursing Enterprise Through a New Role of Senior Nursing Advisor

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291005
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Threading Nurse Leader Development on All Levels of the Nursing Enterprise Through a New Role of Senior Nursing Advisor
Author(s):
Sexton, Karen Hall; Weaver, Diana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Psi
Author Details:
karen Hall Sexton, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, karen.sexton@uky.edu; Diana Weaver, RN, DSN
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Strong effective leaders from the bedside to the board room are essential to achieve nursing’s strategic priorities and institutional goals, including effective work environments.   The Senior Nurse Executive Team desired a culture for leader development that would permeate all levels of the nursing enterprise to effect transformational change and build healthy work environments.  Not satisfied with the current state, a new role was conceived using retired former senior nurses to lead an accelerated leadership development plan. 

Senior nursing advisers are highly successful, experienced, doctoral prepared former chief nursing officers.  These individuals are in the “been there, done that” reality and no longer aspire for administrative roles.  Yet, they desire to find ways to give back to the nursing profession and stay fresh in their healthcare leadership practice without the demands of full time employment.  Working limited hours in a non-benefit eligible position, the role offers a win-win opportunity to the institution and the individuals.  Senior nursing advisors are able to provide critical and objective insight, assessment, expertise and probing query in a way that offers the CNE and other senior leaders a valuable resource.  As members of the senior nurse executive team, the senior nursing advisors offer real time performance feedback, problem solving and effective relationship building strategies. 

Leadership development is threaded throughout the nursing enterprise and formalizes the on-going process and standardizes essential elements for all nurse leaders in building effective work environment strategies.  The competency and maturity of the senior nursing advisors allow key linkages to be made through all levels of nurse leader development.  Like Benner’s novice to expert model, the senior nursing advisors as leader experts, support the strategic goals of nursing and ensures that leadership objectives are embedded and hardwired into daily work, making a difference to nurses and their patients.

Keywords:
transformational leadership; work environment
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThreading Nurse Leader Development on All Levels of the Nursing Enterprise Through a New Role of Senior Nursing Advisoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSexton, Karen Hallen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Dianaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Psien_GB
dc.author.detailskaren Hall Sexton, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, karen.sexton@uky.edu; Diana Weaver, RN, DSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291005-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Strong effective leaders from the bedside to the board room are essential to achieve nursing&rsquo;s strategic priorities and institutional goals, including effective work environments.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Senior Nurse Executive Team desired a culture for leader development that would permeate all levels of the nursing enterprise to effect transformational change and build healthy work environments. &nbsp;Not satisfied with the current state, a new role was conceived using retired former senior nurses to lead an accelerated leadership development plan.&nbsp; <p>Senior nursing advisers are highly successful, experienced, doctoral prepared former chief nursing officers.&nbsp; These individuals are in the &ldquo;been there, done that&rdquo; reality and no longer aspire for administrative roles.&nbsp; Yet, they desire to find ways to give back to the nursing profession and stay fresh in their healthcare leadership practice without the demands of full time employment.&nbsp; Working limited hours in a non-benefit eligible position, the role offers a win-win opportunity to the institution and the individuals.&nbsp; Senior nursing advisors are able to provide critical and objective insight, assessment, expertise and probing query in a way that offers the CNE and other senior leaders a valuable resource.&nbsp; As members of the senior nurse executive team, the senior nursing advisors offer real time performance feedback, problem solving and effective relationship building strategies.&nbsp; <p>Leadership development is threaded throughout the nursing enterprise and formalizes the on-going process and standardizes essential elements for all nurse leaders in building effective work environment strategies. &nbsp;The competency and maturity of the senior nursing advisors allow key linkages to be made through all levels of nurse leader development.&nbsp; Like Benner&rsquo;s novice to expert model, the senior nursing advisors as leader experts, support the strategic goals of nursing and ensures that leadership objectives are embedded and hardwired into daily work, making a difference to nurses and their patients.en_GB
dc.subjecttransformational leadershipen_GB
dc.subjectwork environmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:10Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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