100%(9)9 out of 9 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.
NR 510 Week 8: Reflection on Achievement of OutcomesReflect back over the past eight weeks & describe how the achievement of the course outcomes in thiscourse have prepared you to meet the MSN program outcome #4, the MSN Essential II, & the NP Core Competencies #2.Program Outcome #4Integrate professional values through scholarship & service in health care. (Professional identity)MSN Essential II: Organizational & Systems LeadershipRecognizes that organizational & systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality & safe patient care. Leadership skills are needed that emphasize ethical & critical decision making, effective working relationships, & a systems perspective.NP Core Competencies# 2 Leadership CompetenciesAssumes complex & advanced leadership roles to initiate & guide change.Provides leadership to foster collaboration with multiple stakeholders (e.g. patients, community, integrated health care teams, & policy makers) to improve health care.Demonstrates leadership that uses critical & reflective thinking.Advocates for improved access, quality & cost effective health care.Advances practice through the development & implementation of innovations incorporating principlesof change.Communicates practice knowledge effectively both orally & in writing.Participates in professional organizations & activities that influence advanced practice nursing &/or health outcomes of a population focus.RESPONSE:My underst&ing & knowledge of the advanced practice nurse (APN) & the associated APN roles, especially that of the certified nurse practitioner (CNP) has been greatly enhanced from this leadership course. This course has helped me to integrate my professional & personal values through scholarship &
service in the health care industry, & by doing so, I have been able to meet the MSN program outcome #4. I was able to meet this program outcome by learning the importance of the core values related to the complex role of the APN, & by exploring beneath the surface to find the hidden challenges that APNsface in today’s health care system. According to Hill (2017), “professional identity is defined as including both personal & professional development”, therefore, advancing our nursing careers as APNs we are able to add value to the health care system by positively influencing & promoting high-quality, safe patient care (p. 36). At the beginning of the course, the outcomes focused on the historical perspective of the APN role & how it evolved from influences from other disciplines, in addition to legislative & regulatory issues. This helped me to gain a better underst&ing & appreciation for APNs; the adversity that they have faced, the achievements, & the extensive knowledge that they possess. This course has also given me the necessary tools & knowledge to meet the MSN Essential II (Organizational & Systems Leadership) & NP Core Competencies #2 (Leadership Competencies). The journey through this course has introduced me to organizational leadership & the importance of how leadership guides the practice of the APN. I have learned that the APN cannot just simply transition fromthe role of registered nurse to that of CNP without extensive knowledge & skill that makes them an effective leader in their field. Being knowledgeable in organizational leadership & conflict management is pertinent to the APN when faced with dilemmas of unethical or unprofessional colleagues. As I move forward in my APN educational journey, I will be aiming to achieve the leadership competencies that go along with the MSN Essentials & program outcomes. Leaders need to be effective by demonstrating initiative, integrity & ethical st&ards in order to promote efficient delivery of high-quality health care, & influence government policy & regulations (Mennella, 2016). The role of leadership in nursing is constantly changing, much like the complex world of health care, responsibilities are getting greater, more & more organizations are looking toward the nurse for guidance to promote health care & the nursing profession (Mennella, 2016).