A Quixotic Quest to Lead, Advance, and Influence Nursing Education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308391
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Quixotic Quest to Lead, Advance, and Influence Nursing Education
Author(s):
Gary, Jodie C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Iota
Author Details:
Jodie C. Gary, PhD, RN, gary@tamhsc.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote.

Baccalaureate nursing programs are obligated to help students transition into professionals, despite industry and educational trends that challenge traditional Capstone/Preceptor courses.

As a scholar in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), a quixotic quest was undertaken to lead, advance, and influence nursing education through curricular redesign aimed at transitioning BSN students into professional practice. Quixotic describes behavior that is noble in an absurd way, or desire to perform acts of chivalry in a radically impractical manner, stemming from Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. A quixotic quest does not focus on problems of nursing education, but embraces what it could be; therefore Kouzes and Posner’s Exemplary Leadership practices of encouraging, enabling, inspiring, modeling, and challenging the process were utilized to redesign the final semester for BSN students.

The project resulted in NURS 430: Transition into Professional Nursing Practice. This course meets Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011) call for transforming nursing education to provide students better understanding of and experience in care management, quality improvement methods, and systems-level change management as well as IOM’s goal of re-conceptualizing roles of nurses and the need for health professionals to work together to break down walls of hierarchical silos and develop mutual accountability for improving quality and safety.

“I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

The scholar’s mission continues beyond the project with plans for more quixotic quests for nursing education that will be embarked upon with newly embraced leadership skills and growing scope of influence.

Keywords:
leadership development; advancing nursing education; transition to professional nursing
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Quixotic Quest to Lead, Advance, and Influence Nursing Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGary, Jodie C.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJodie C. Gary, PhD, RN, gary@tamhsc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308391-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><p><span lang="EN-CA">“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>Don Quixote</i>. </span><p><span lang="EN-CA">Baccalaureate nursing programs are obligated to help students transition into professionals, despite industry and educational trends that challenge traditional Capstone/Preceptor courses. </span><p><span lang="EN-CA">As a scholar in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), a quixotic quest was undertaken to lead, advance, and influence nursing education through curricular redesign aimed at transitioning BSN students into professional practice. Quixotic describes behavior that is noble in an absurd way, or desire to perform acts of chivalry in a radically impractical manner, stemming from <i>Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha</i> written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. A quixotic quest does not focus on problems of nursing education, but embraces what it could be; therefore Kouzes and Posner’s Exemplary Leadership practices of encouraging, enabling, inspiring, modeling, and challenging the process were utilized to redesign the final semester for BSN students. </span><p><span lang="EN-CA">The project resulted in <i>NURS 430: Transition into Professional Nursing Practice</i>. This course meets Institute of Medicine’s <i>The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health </i>(2011) call for transforming nursing education to provide students better understanding of and experience in care management, quality improvement methods, and systems-level change management as well as IOM’s goal of re-conceptualizing roles of nurses and the need for health professionals to work together to break down walls of hierarchical silos and develop mutual accountability for improving quality and safety. </span><p><span lang="EN-CA">“I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, <i>Don Quixote</i> </span><p><span lang="EN-CA">The scholar’s mission continues beyond the project with plans for more quixotic quests for nursing education that will be embarked upon with newly embraced leadership skills and growing scope of influence.</span>en_GB
dc.subjectleadership developmenten_GB
dc.subjectadvancing nursing educationen_GB
dc.subjecttransition to professional nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:44Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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