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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS - THE NURSE LEADER1Organizational Analysis- The Nurse LeaderSubmitted byAgnes Arhin, RNThe University of Texas of Arlington College of NursingIn partial fulfillment of the requirement ofNursing Management N4455Susan Norman, MS, RN, CCRNNovember 30, 2018
THE NURSE LEADER 2A nurse leader is someone with integrity, goal driven, and has the ability to aspire staff members to work as a team to improve outcomes. In this paper, I will analyze the nurse leader I shadowed; including her role, responsibilities, nursing experience, credentials, and professional development will be discussed. I will describe the nurse leaders’ leadership style and narrate some of the examples of the communication techniques utilized. Finally, an analysis of the nurse leader will be provided along with my final thoughts about the shadowing experience. Nurse ManagerThe nurse leader I shadowed was Marilyn Newman, the Clinical Nurse Leader of the Adult Psychiatry unit of Hartford Hospital. She has a nursing experience that expands over 32 years. Marilyn has an extensive experience in both Med-Surg and Psychiatry nursing. She obtained her BSN from Quinnipiac University 20 years ago and spent the first 10 years of her nursing career in Medical-surgical nursing at Hartford Hospital before getting into psychiatric nursing. Her credentials include MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) and CMSRN (Certified Medical-Surgical Register Nurse). She is an active member of the ANA (American Nurse Association), and CNA (Connecticut Nurses Association). Her strong leadership skills coupled with her excellent nursing performance and education earned her a position as a clinical leader.Currently, she oversees a 24-bed adult psych unit. She has been a clinical leader on the unit for 8 years. Since it is a mental health unit, violence and aggressive behavior from the patient is not uncommon. She ensures the general safety of staff and patients; provides feedback and constructive criticism to the staff, ensures they complete required in-service training, manages conflicts, finds peaceful resolutions, finalizes scheduling, attends meetings, and orient new staff members. She keeps the staff nurses abreast with new policies and procedures or changes within the unit. Marilyn is an amazing clinical leader who coordinates care at the
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Nursing, Nursing Management, Master of Science in Nursing, Marilyn Newman