It is important for nurses to be aware of the ANA provisions and understand all

It is important for nurses to be aware of the ana

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proper nurse decisions. It is important for nurses to be aware of the ANA provisions and understand all of them to provide safe and effective care. H. Leadership Qualities/ Traits that Represent Excellence in Nursing Leadership involves influencing the attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and feelings of other people while using interpersonal skills to help others achieve their highest potential. (Pullen, 2016) Even as young nurses, it is just as important to pick up on leadership roles to help fellow 9
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Professional Roles and Values Task 1 colleagues and boost moral within the work place. Four leadership qualities that represent excellence in nursing are: emotional intelligence, integrity, dedication to excellence and respect. A nurse with emotional intelligence is able to support other nurses during stressors/ difficult times while at work. They are able to provide positive outlets to others and understand that nurses are still humans and will face many emotional challenges while on the job. Emotional intelligence within a nursing team is very important to ensure emotions are handled and will not affect nurses while on the job or at home. A nurse with integrity means they make the right moral decisions for their patients, their staff and themselves. This quality is important as a leader at the bedside to provide safe and effective treatment to the patient but also show other nurses the importance of being morally sound. Integrity within a nursing team will be beneficial for all and will create trusting, wholesome relationships. A nurse with dedication to excellence shows their passion for nursing to all other nurses around them. They help others to also become dedicated to excellence by sharing lessons, teachings and knowledge. Dedication to excellence at the bedside would be a nurse leader providing instruction of a task to a new nurse or providing pointers of how to complete something effectively. A nurse with this quality within a nursing team brings about positive behaviors and more nurses all working towards excellence. A nurse with respect goes a long way between nurse to nurse and nurse to patient. By developing a trusting, comfortable and safe environment while respecting others, nurse leaders will also earn respect. Other nurses will respect your decisions and opinions and trust you as a nurse at the bedside and as a large role within the team. My current work environment as a nurse in a free standing urgent care allows me to take on many roles and gain leadership experience. Being the only registered nurse, I must be a leader for the licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. I believe I have gained the 10
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Professional Roles and Values Task 1 respect and trust of my coworkers to make a great team for our patients. I provide others with my own knowledge and show my passion in my work so they will also strive to provide their best. I am always a part of the decision-making process for myself, my work place and my patients. I
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