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Nursing2015

December 2002, Volume 32 Number 12 , p 32hn8 - 32hn8

Author

  • MELISSA A. FITZPATRICK RN, MSN, FAAN

Abstract

Outline

  • Abstract

  • Collaborating to inspire commitment

  • The heart of health care

  • Qualities of a nurse leader

  • Abstract

    Find out why your job description should include “leader” – and how to become one.

    Even if you're not a unit manager, you may have the potential to become a nurse leader. By developing your leadership skills, you can change practice and improve outcomes to benefit both your colleagues and their patients.

    Collaborating to inspire commitment

    Nurses today are being asked to do more, do it better, and use fewer resources to get the job done. Enter you, the nurse leader, with a vision of improving patient care. A team builder, you work with other staff who are eager to collaborate to inspire a unified commitment to goals. You recognize and make the most of each team member's unique abilities and technical skills.

    The key to effective ...

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