Experiential Introspection: An Integrated Approach to Meaningful Leadership Development in Undergraduate Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308607
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiential Introspection: An Integrated Approach to Meaningful Leadership Development in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Author(s):
Waite, R; Meloy, F
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Eta
Author Details:
Waite, R Waite, EdD BSN, MSN, rlw26@drexel.edu; Meloy, F Meloy, PhD, MSN, MBA
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report (2010) highlighted the need for nurses at all levels to assume sophisticated leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare delivery. In order to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and insights needed to practice in an ever-changing healthcare system nurse educators are increasingly challenged to move beyond discussions of esoteric leadership theories and rote memorization to meaningful contextually-based learning experiences in which students gain personal insight into how leadership fits in their life, the unique qualities they possess, and an understanding of complex systems impacting professional nursing practice.

This presentation will provide an overview of development, implementation, evaluation, and next steps in the evolution of an Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program for undergraduate nursing students supported by the Josiah Macy Foundation. The unique component of this educational offering was the emphasis on student-centered, action-oriented learning through experiential introspection of leadership theory, self-reflection and contextual experiences grounded in a variety of real-world clinical scenarios, simulation, and professional mentoring.  Examples of student engagement strategies and outcomes will be complemented by an overview of both quantitative and qualitative program evaluation methods.

The overarching question among contemporary nurse educators is how to provide meaningful leadership development in content-saturated curricula and the current hierarchical, siloed healthcare system.  It is hoped that the lessons learned and insights gained from this highly successful leadership development project will contribute to the dialogue of how to better bridge the gap between education and practice and stimulate new opportunities for collaboration and meaningful leadership development that will equip nursing graduates with knowledge, skills, and insights inherent in new and emerging leadership roles in local, national, and global healthcare environments.

Keywords:
interfpressional learning; social justice; Leadership development
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExperiential Introspection: An Integrated Approach to Meaningful Leadership Development in Undergraduate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWaite, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeloy, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNu Etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsWaite, R Waite, EdD BSN, MSN, rlw26@drexel.edu; Meloy, F Meloy, PhD, MSN, MBAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308607-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report (2010) highlighted the need for nurses at all levels to assume sophisticated leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare delivery. In order to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and insights needed to practice in an ever-changing healthcare system nurse educators are increasingly challenged to move beyond discussions of esoteric leadership theories and rote memorization to meaningful contextually-based learning experiences in which students gain personal insight into how leadership fits in their life, the unique qualities they possess, and an understanding of complex systems impacting professional nursing practice. <p>This presentation will provide an overview of development, implementation, evaluation, and next steps in the evolution of an Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program for undergraduate nursing students supported by the Josiah Macy Foundation. The unique component of this educational offering was the emphasis on student-centered, action-oriented learning through experiential introspection of leadership theory, self-reflection and contextual experiences grounded in a variety of real-world clinical scenarios, simulation, and professional mentoring.  Examples of student engagement strategies and outcomes will be complemented by an overview of both quantitative and qualitative program evaluation methods. <p>The overarching question among contemporary nurse educators is how to provide meaningful leadership development in content-saturated curricula and the current hierarchical, siloed healthcare system.  It is hoped that the lessons learned and insights gained from this highly successful leadership development project will contribute to the dialogue of how to better bridge the gap between education and practice and stimulate new opportunities for collaboration and meaningful leadership development that will equip nursing graduates with knowledge, skills, and insights inherent in new and emerging leadership roles in local, national, and global healthcare environments.en_GB
dc.subjectinterfpressional learningen_GB
dc.subjectsocial justiceen_GB
dc.subjectLeadership developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:32Z-
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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