Could Critical Thinking Help Create Nurse Managers Who are Transformational Leaders?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603228
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Could Critical Thinking Help Create Nurse Managers Who are Transformational Leaders?
Other Titles:
Exploring Strategies to Promote Leadership Growth [Session]
Author(s):
Zori, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Omega
Author Details:
Susan Zori, RN, NEA-BC, szori@adelphi.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: The front-line nurse manager of a patient care unit, is expected to function as a transformational leader. Effective nurse leaders are capable of creating an environment that supports nurse empowerment, through open communication, and shared decision-making.   Achieving goals that align the organization with quality outcomes is essential to survive in today’s transformational health care environment (Kelly, Wicker, & Gerkins, 2014). The purpose of this presentation is to share findings and implications of research that explored the relationship between nurse managers’ dispositions to use critical thinking (CT) skills and RN staff nurses’ perceptions of the practice environment and it’s applicability to transformational leadership behaviors. This descriptive study used a convenience sample of 12 nurse managers who completed the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) and 132 of their respective staff nurses who completed Practice Environment Scale (PES). An analysis using an independent sample t test revealed significant differences at the (p < .001) level  between specific nurse managers’ mean CCTDI scores for open-mindedness, analyticity, and critical thinking confidence and significant differences at the  (p < .01) level for systematicity  when compared to their respective RN staff nurses’ mean PES scores. There was no statistical difference in the nurse managers’ scores on the CCTDI when tested for the influence of the demographic variables of age, education level, and years of experience.  Results indicated nurse managers with a stronger disposition to use CT skills were linked to staff nurses’ more positive perceptions of the practice environment. Transformational nurse leader competencies have been established by various professional organizations such as American Organization of Nurse Executives  ([AONE] 2005) and the Oncology Nursing Society ([ONS], 2012). Both organizations specify that communication and relationship management are key competencies required by transformational leaders. Nurse managers with strong CT dispositions may have strength in the development of transformational leadership competencies especially those that influence satisfaction of staff RNs with the practice environment. Including educational strategies that enhance the development of CT dispositions may be helpful as programs to develop transformational leaders are created. Additional research to explore the link between nurse managers’ CT dispositions and development of transformational leadership competencies would be beneficial.  References: American Organization of Nurse Executives.(2005). The AONE nurse executive competencies. Retrieved from http://www.aone.org/resources/leadership%20tools/PDFs/AONE_NEC.pdf Kelly, L. A., Wicker, T.L., & Gerkins, R.D. (2014). The relationship of training and  education to leadership practices in frontline nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing  Administration, 44(3), 158 – 163.  Lacasse, C. (2013). Leadership and professional development. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (5),  431 – 433. Zori, S., Nosek, L.J., & Musil, C. (2010). Critical thinking of nurse managers related to staff RNs' perceptions of the practice environment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42 (3), 305 - 313.
Keywords:
critical thinking; nurse managers; staff RN satisfaction
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15C13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCould Critical Thinking Help Create Nurse Managers Who are Transformational Leaders?en
dc.title.alternativeExploring Strategies to Promote Leadership Growth [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorZori, Susanen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Omegaen
dc.author.detailsSusan Zori, RN, NEA-BC, szori@adelphi.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603228en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: The front-line nurse manager of a patient care unit, is expected to function as a transformational leader. Effective nurse leaders are capable of creating an environment that supports nurse empowerment, through open communication, and shared decision-making.   Achieving goals that align the organization with quality outcomes is essential to survive in today’s transformational health care environment (Kelly, Wicker, & Gerkins, 2014). The purpose of this presentation is to share findings and implications of research that explored the relationship between nurse managers’ dispositions to use critical thinking (CT) skills and RN staff nurses’ perceptions of the practice environment and it’s applicability to transformational leadership behaviors. This descriptive study used a convenience sample of 12 nurse managers who completed the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI) and 132 of their respective staff nurses who completed Practice Environment Scale (PES). An analysis using an independent sample t test revealed significant differences at the (p < .001) level  between specific nurse managers’ mean CCTDI scores for open-mindedness, analyticity, and critical thinking confidence and significant differences at the  (p < .01) level for systematicity  when compared to their respective RN staff nurses’ mean PES scores. There was no statistical difference in the nurse managers’ scores on the CCTDI when tested for the influence of the demographic variables of age, education level, and years of experience.  Results indicated nurse managers with a stronger disposition to use CT skills were linked to staff nurses’ more positive perceptions of the practice environment. Transformational nurse leader competencies have been established by various professional organizations such as American Organization of Nurse Executives  ([AONE] 2005) and the Oncology Nursing Society ([ONS], 2012). Both organizations specify that communication and relationship management are key competencies required by transformational leaders. Nurse managers with strong CT dispositions may have strength in the development of transformational leadership competencies especially those that influence satisfaction of staff RNs with the practice environment. Including educational strategies that enhance the development of CT dispositions may be helpful as programs to develop transformational leaders are created. Additional research to explore the link between nurse managers’ CT dispositions and development of transformational leadership competencies would be beneficial.  References: American Organization of Nurse Executives.(2005). The AONE nurse executive competencies. Retrieved from http://www.aone.org/resources/leadership%20tools/PDFs/AONE_NEC.pdf Kelly, L. A., Wicker, T.L., & Gerkins, R.D. (2014). The relationship of training and  education to leadership practices in frontline nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing  Administration, 44(3), 158 – 163.  Lacasse, C. (2013). Leadership and professional development. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (5),  431 – 433. Zori, S., Nosek, L.J., & Musil, C. (2010). Critical thinking of nurse managers related to staff RNs' perceptions of the practice environment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42 (3), 305 - 313.en
dc.subjectcritical thinkingen
dc.subjectnurse managersen
dc.subjectstaff RN satisfactionen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:46:03Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:46:03Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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