2011). Lack of effective communication at all levels has always been an issue in work places and as a nurse leader with more experience and better skill; I will make effective communication a priority. Walking rounds and bedside report will become mandatory every shift, monthly unit meetings where team members can voice their mind without prejudice will be utilized, in and out of facility education of the staff and providing avenues for in-services on new procedures/equipment use will be pushed for and I will establish open door policy. Nurses can be fundamental transformation representatives to powerful new and advanced plans for the provision of advocacy for various health and social issues and the affected group. Nurses are increasingly positioned to advocate more efficiently than ever before not only for patients but also for themselves and the nursing profession. Advocacy empowers people, educates them and allows them to play a vital role/part in determining their own future. As nurse leaders, advocacy is our responsibility hence, nurse leaders advocate for patients, nurses, and the profession in various ways. References Cherry, B. & Jacob, S. R. (2011.). Contemporary nursing: Issues, Trends and Management (5 ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH 2 ableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No1-Jan-2012/Advocating-for-Nurses.html . Tomajan, K. (2012). Advocating for Nurses and Nursing. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (17) 1, Manuscript 4, retrieved on July 8, 2013 from nursingworld.org/gm- node/39868.aspx
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