The role of the nurse educator relates to the American Association of Colleges

The role of the nurse educator relates to the

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The role of the nurse educator relates to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (ACCN) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Essential two by being required to recognize leadership that promote high patient quality and safety by emphasizing critical decision making, positive working relationships, and exemplifying the system-perspective of leadership (Denisco, Barker, 2016). The ACCN MSN Essential three guides the role of the nurse educator to must be effective in the tools, methods, quality standards, performance measures, and the organization’s quality principles (Denisco, Barker, 2016). At TCH, the nurse educator role collaborates closely with the unit’s clinical nurse specialists (CNS) who spearheads the quality improvement program. This allows the unit nurse educator to apply the research outcomes collected by the CNS within the practice setting, as well as resolving practice problems and working as a direct change agent who disseminates results. This practice relates to the AACN MSN Essential four by translating and integrating evidence into practice, as well as Essential seven by collaborating
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CONSULTATIVE CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS 7 interprofessional to improve patient outcomes (Denisco, Barker, 2016). The nurse educator role at TCH is able to intervene at the system level with policy development, changes, and advocate strategies to improve health outcomes. This relates to the AACN MSN Essential six with health policy and advocacy (Denisco, Barker, 2016). The AACN MSN Essential nine largely relates to the nurse educator leader role because he or she recognizes, applies, and integrates organizational, patient-and-family-centered, and cultural concepts when planning, delivering, managing, and evaluating evidence-based clinical prevention and health care (Denisco, Barker, 2016). Organization’s Characteristics A5 Current strengths Texas Children’s Hospital has a very large number of employees, but still exemplifies the concept of teamwork. Each employee abides by the four TCH values of living compassionately, leading tirelessly, amplifying unity, and embracing freedom. Teamwork is a natural byproduct of these. It is fluent across various services, laterally across units, between executive leadership and beside personnel, and more. Every person that is employed at TCH has one goal in mind: the patients and families, and their work reflects that. Many people that come to TCH from other organizations report the teamwork and comraderies are unlike any other institution. Another strength of TCH is the employees work daily with embracing freedom. There are new technology advancements made often such as the real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology that is used to destroy lesions in the brain that cause seizures. Another example of how TCH embraces freedom is the opening of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. This has led to 164 million dollars in annual research funding, over one-thousand research projects to identify groundbreaking cures and treatments, ninety plus research papers
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