manager, she still utilized downward communication by starting the shift off with “huddle” a staff meeting in which she went over tasks that needed to done during that particular shift. This was effective communication because the staff received her message in a positive way and were able to complete the task. During my time observing Yasmin there were also many examples of upward communication in which she would report to the OA or operations administrator when she had any issues with staffing and patient ratios during the shift. Lastly peer communication was used during bed board in which all the charge nurses in the hospital discussed bed and staff availabilities. Here each leader would problem solve and discuss issues during that shift. Yasmin use of communication was primarily effective. “Communication is not static; it is always evolving” (Sullivan, 2018, p. 146), so if I had to make a recommendation for her to become a more effective leader it would be for her to be a little more stern in her communication. I have seen other nurse leaders appear too much as a friend and staff would fail to listen to these types of leaders.
ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS: THE NURSE LEADERConclusionIn conclusion, my time observing Yasmin has been very enlightening and instructive. I was given more insight into what it takes to be a leader. I realized I am leader, maybe not in the same way a charge nurse or nurse manager is but I am a leader in my own way. I am an educator,advocate, and role model for my patients. When I comes down to it, we are all leaders in some way or another. Yasmin has showed me that by giving respect and trust leadership can be effective in all forms.
ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS: THE NURSE LEADERReferenceClinical Coaching: Supporting Safe and Effective Care. (n.d.). Retrieved from Sullivan, E. (2018). Effective leadership and management in nursing. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall. 9th ed.Nurse Manager Information: Yasmin Lozano RN, BSNClinical Decision Unit Charge Nurse and Clinical Coach832-768-6363[email protected]
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