Qualities of a Nurse Leader
It is important for nurse leaders to engage with other nurse leaders to understand professional roles; a practice experience is assigned to achieve this end. It is expected that you will spend 8-10 hours with the nurse leader, shadowing them in their position, observing them go about their day, and interviewing them. The interview can take place before, during, or after the shadow period or can be on a different day.
(PLEASE WRITE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A NURSE LEADER IN THE ICU DEPARTMENT)
QUESTIONS TO ASK
Please describe the nursing and inter-professional teams that operate in this facility/on this unit.
What do you consider your biggest challenge?
What do you love most about your job?
Why did you choose this job?
What other kinds of nursing/other job did you ever do?
How would you describe your role in admission and staffing decisions?
What is your leadership style?
Length: 1500 to 1750 words in length
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Your essay should have at least two scholarly references in addition to the textbook. Please be sure to cite the interview in APA format.