other setting. We assimilate and apply research-based information to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care, thus ensuring that patients benefit from the latest healthcare innovations. As clinical decision makers and care managers, we coordinate the direct care activities of other nursing staff and healthcare professionals. We also gather and evaluate patient outcomes and have the authority to change plans of care, when necessary” (American Nurses Association, 2008, para. 3). A nurse is a hospital or a medical facility employee who works to help the doctors and other senior medical employees in carrying their medical partitioning duties smoothly by preparing the patients, making preparation of the medical kits and other assistance such that the doctor will have a smooth time doing his duties (Denker et al. 2015). Nurse leaders are the senior nurses in charge of the other nurses and have a different role from the other nurses. The following are some of the major roles of a nurse leader. 6
CONSULTATIVE CHANGE They evaluate and coordinate the delivery of care for individuals, groups, families, and populations. They use the available data for the patient and use it accordingly to achieve the best patient outcomes. They use the available information technology system to help improve health care outcomes. They advocate for the health care team, community and the patients to help their need to be catered for. They collaborate with health care professionals to help provide good leadership to the whole healthcare facility. The nurse that I interviewed is the supervisor of a cardiology unit. She currently supervises 22 employees and is in charge of managing scheduling, day to day activities, employee issues that may arise, and most importantly, satisfactory patient experience. The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing teaches us that nurse leaders are responsible for assessing the situation, and then making an intelligent decision based on that assessment. She bases her practice standards on scientific evidence based practice. She is not only an advocate for her patients and communities, but also for her healthcare team. With the use of advancing technology, she is able to evaluate patient outcomes and constantly adjust to improve on their care. (Connor, personal communication, July 18, 2019). Her staff heavily relies on her to mentor them and teach them the best practice standards that she evaluates, in order to promote and preserve the patient’s health and healthy lifestyles they need. She helps her staff put together effective care plans to safely and effectively treat their patients. She does all of this while navigating any and all ethical issues as they arise (Connor, personal communication, July 18, 2019).
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