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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308469
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leading Nurses: Leadership Education in Long term Care
Author(s):
Patterson, Barbara J.; Goldman, Beryl D.; Krouse, Anne Marie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF, bjpatterson@mail.widener.edu; Beryl D. Goldman, PhD, RN, NHA; Anne Marie Krouse, PhD, MBA, RN-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Background. To improve the quality of care provided in nursing homes, facilities require strong leadership by directors of nursing and other registered nurse leaders.  A 3-year funded program, ‘Leading Nurses’, was implemented to provide leadership training to nurse leaders in long term care facilities.  The program focused on skills development in emotional intelligence, leadership, change management, and evidence-based practice protocols. 

Purpose.  The purpose of this research study was to examine the impact of an emotional competence and leadership skills educational program for directors of nursing/ registered nurses in nursing homes on perceptions of work environment and leadership ability.

Methods. The research design was qualitative description.  Focus groups were conducted during the first year and at the end of the 3rd year of the program.  The focus group interviews lasting 60 minutes were audio taped and transcribed.  Data were analyzed for common themes and patterns.

Results. Eleven nurses participated in the focus groups.  The majority held an associate’s degree in nursing.  The nurses’ mean age was 54 years with a range of 3 to 16 years supervisory experience.  Both organizational and personal outcomes emerged.  At the end of the first year, a common theme was increasing self-confidence with the implementation of change and decision-making.  They recognized that leadership is a ‘we’.  At year 3, most of the challenges remained; however, they had grown in their ability to manage and lead the staff in protocol implementation.

Conclusion.  The goal of ‘Leading Nurses’ was to improve the care of approximately 3,750 nursing home residents through new skill sets and evidence-based protocols learned and implemented by the nursing leaders.  By training RN leaders in nursing homes they will in turn provide better support to the direct-service nurses and healthcare workforce that will result in improved care of nursing home residents.

Keywords:
focus groups; long term care; leadership
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

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeading Nurses: Leadership Education in Long term Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Barbara J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Beryl D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKrouse, Anne Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsBarbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF, bjpatterson@mail.widener.edu; Beryl D. Goldman, PhD, RN, NHA; Anne Marie Krouse, PhD, MBA, RN-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308469-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Background. </b>To improve the quality of care provided in nursing homes, facilities require strong leadership by directors of nursing and other registered nurse leaders.  A 3-year funded program, ‘Leading Nurses’, was implemented to provide leadership training to nurse leaders in long term care facilities.  The program focused on skills development in emotional intelligence, leadership, change management, and evidence-based practice protocols.  <p><b>Purpose. </b> The purpose of this research study was to examine the impact of an emotional competence and leadership skills educational program for directors of nursing/ registered nurses in nursing homes on perceptions of work environment and leadership ability. <p><b>Methods. </b>The research design was qualitative description.  Focus groups were conducted during the first year and at the end of the 3<sup>rd</sup> year of the program.  The focus group interviews lasting 60 minutes were audio taped and transcribed.  Data were analyzed for common themes and patterns. <p><b>Results. </b>Eleven nurses participated in the focus groups.  The majority held an associate’s degree in nursing.  The nurses’ mean age was 54 years with a range of 3 to 16 years supervisory experience.  Both organizational and personal outcomes emerged.  At the end of the first year, a common theme was increasing self-confidence with the implementation of change and decision-making.  They recognized that leadership is a ‘we’.  At year 3, most of the challenges remained; however, they had grown in their ability to manage and lead the staff in protocol implementation. <p><b>Conclusion.  </b>The goal of ‘Leading Nurses’ was to improve the care of approximately 3,750 nursing home residents through new skill sets and evidence-based protocols learned and implemented by the nursing leaders.  By training RN leaders in nursing homes they will in turn provide better support to the direct-service nurses and healthcare workforce that will result in improved care of nursing home residents.en_GB
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_GB
dc.subjectlong term careen_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:46Z-
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
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