N4455 Nursing Leadership 1 Running head: THE NURSE LEADER Organizational Analysis of the Nurse Leader Kimberly A. Perkins The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N4455 Nursing Leadership and Management Robert Middleton, RN, MSN, MBA July 21, 2014 Online RN-BSN
N4455 Nursing Leadership 2 Organizational Analysis of the Nurse Leader An analysis of the nurse leader, P. R, RN, that I have been shadowing will include characteristics and behaviors observed in regards to managing, leading, and communicating. P.R.’s background, credentials, and professional participation will be covered along with her ongoing professional development. Her leadership style will be described and critiqued in relation to effectiveness or ineffectiveness in the workplace. Lastly, modes of communication used by this nurse leader will be discussed and critiqued along with suggested recommendations that could possibly aid P.R. in being a more effective communicator. Nurse Manager P.R. is a Registered Nurse (RN), approaching the end of achieving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, who is the Assistant Director of the Vocational Nursing Program at Vernon College. She began her nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in 1991, achieving her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994 and has experience working in long-term care, prison, and acute care medical-surgical nursing. P.R. began working at Vernon College in 1999 as a nurse educator and became Assistant Director of the program in 2003. She has held this position for the past eleven years. She is indeed a leader as she calmly and proficiently assists with providing administrative leadership and management in support of our vocational nursing program and department goals; providing professional leadership and acting as a role model to faculty and students; serving as a mentor and facilitator to faculty members in an environment that fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility; assists in developing and implementing clinical scheduling, NCLEX preparation testing, and orientations in support of clinical assignments of
N4455 Nursing Leadership 3 instructors, students, and multiple clinical sites; overseeing program activities, assignment of specific tasks and responsibilities, and setting priorities as needed; assuming leadership and management responsibilities in the Director’s absence; and leading the department in the introduction and implementation of new learning technology/software and teaching methods. P.R. is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators (TAVNE), and Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA). She receives and reads professional nursing journals to include: Nursing Management – The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Nursing 2014, and American Nurse Today.
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