A leader can be both informal and formal; a formal leader is a hired leader position that created to lead members, while an informal leader may or may not have a formal position to lead but has followers. Stacey is a formal leader and an informal leader. As previously stated, Stacey has many roles and responsibilities in this organization; the major one being the nurse manager for three units making her a formal leader. However, Stacey also has several other roles in the organization such as personal research projects, data collection, a member of the Greater Kansas City AACN which are not hired positions in the organization. The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing include nine essentials; these are “background for practice from sciences and humanities, organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and safety, translating and integrating scholarship into practice, informatics and healthcare technologies, health policy and advocacy, interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes, clinical prevention and population health for improving health, and masters-level nursing practice" (Stewart, papa. 9). The nurse leader that was interviewed for this consultation, Stacey, meets the nine essentials required for a nursing leader. Stacey applies the nine essentials into her daily routine; including examining policy and procedures, applying and researching current evidence-based practices in order to improve patient outcomes. Stacey's daily tasks also include identifying problems, being active in hospital committees, providing feedback to her team members, follows hospital policies and procedures, communicates and advocates for staff and patients, creating and setting goals for herself and units, being responsible for the management of the department, and also completing assigned and unassigned duties that may occur throughout the day.
ESSENTIALS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE 6 Characteristics of Organization The University of Kansas Health System has several strengths including being named the region’s premier academic medical center, Magnet Recognition since 2006, U.S. News and World Report’s best hospital since 2007, and the 2017 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The University of Kansas Health System earned Magnet recognition in 2006, 2011, and 2016; only 3.7% of the nation's hospitals have received Magnet recognition three times in a row. The University of Kansas Health System has also been recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals since 2007 and has had nine medical and surgical specialties ranked. The 2017 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes the University of Kansas Health System's "extraordinary achievements of top-performing healthcare organizations" (The University of Kansas Health System, 2019).
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