again procrastinates somewhat in contacting ATI and getting the appropriate courses posted and ready for testing. She is prepared in getting the dates for the NCLEX on the clinical schedules
N4455 Nursing Leadership 5 with times and room numbers but ineffective in communicating to staff which faculty will be in which rooms and having the appropriate code numbers available for beginning the proctored testing. Thirdly, P.R. is very effective in keeping up with the new technology and software made available through the college IT department and resources or through outside sources such as SoftChalk. She is very encouraging and supportive in presenting this new information to the staff; however, she is sometimes a little too zealous in her expectations of our time allotment in learning or implementing this new information. Leadership Skills Two examples of leadership skills that P.R. possesses would include her ability to be people oriented and supportive, and her ability to solve problems. In being a nurse, one should definitely be people-oriented and supportive and this skill translates over into P.R.’s ability to be an effective nurse educator, as well as, a very effective nurse leader. She believes the best way to get a job done is through people. She recognizes and accommodates her staff by taking a humanistic approach and develops “teamwork, collaboration, group decision making, trust, and cohesion” in the work environment (Education Portal, 2014, para. 5). For example, when the need arises to brainstorm an idea or solve a problem, P.R. will involve staff in a briefing and open the floor up to ideas and/or solutions, encouraging involvement and participation among the staff to work together as a team while providing her support. She includes staff in the decision- making process as much as possible and is always willing to consider multiple solutions. By allowing team members to participate in this process, she helps to encourage and develop the individual strengths of her staff. She is very diplomatic and effective when it comes to solving problems as well. She remains flexible and calm, asks questions, analyzes multiple solutions,
N4455 Nursing Leadership 6 makes suggestions rather than issuing orders, and she is trustworthy; instilling the confidence and integrity needed to solve the problem at hand. Communication It is important when communicating that “participants construct messages as clearly as possible, listen carefully, monitor each other’s response, and provide feedback” (Sullivan & Decker, 2009, p. 122). There are several types of communication: downward, upward, diagonal, and lateral. Downward communication involves staff being told what needs to be done and given the information and/or directives to get it done (Sullivan & Decker, 2009, p. 123). Although P.R.
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