Leadership, whether it is medical, healthcare or nursing leadership, is all about having knowledge of how to make visions turn into reality. The vision, which various nurses have, is essentially the one where the patients are treated with respect and dignity at all the times; where work performed by them and other carers is respected and valued; and where the systems are actually designed for personal needs benefit. Accomplishing such a vision in reality will need a paradigm shift in the priorities, policies, philosophy, and power relationships of health service. This paper focuses on personal nursing leadership and growth where I use “Nurse Manager Skills Inventory” in rating my leadership skill.
Starting with the personal and professional accountability content, I have competent skills when it comes to personal growth and development, ethical behavior and practice, and professional association involvement. In terms of certification, I think that I have expert practice. Under career planning, I understand my current job requirements/description hence I have competent experience when it comes to knowing my role as a nurse. I also know my future well hence I have an expert skill under this area. My weakness is in positioning myself since I have novice experience (Nurse Manager Leadership Collaborative 2004).
Under the personal journey disciplines, I have competent skill in shared leadership and action learning. In Reflective practice, I have an expert practice. In terms of the Reflective Practice Reference Behaviors/ Tenants, I have integrity since I hold the truth. I also appreciate ambiguity and diversity in all its forms. In addition, I am competent in holding multiple perspectives without judgment. I have expert skill in searching for the potential in others and in myself. Additionally, I have competent experience in creating constant state of learning for an organization and for the self. My weakness is in knowing something of life since I have novice experience. In terms of nurturing the intellectual and emotional self, I have an expert practice since I constantly increase my knowledge and emotional self. The other weakness that I have is in keeping commitment to myself (Nurse Manager Leadership Collaborative 2004).
One personal goal for my leadership growth is achieving the vision of a health service that is patient centered. To accomplish this goal, I will campaign for the development of care measures that are patient centered as part of clinical governance agenda and performance management. In addition, my implementation plan will involve developing leadership that is based on development principles and personal growth. Last but not least, I will establish a nursing competency framework (McBride 2011).
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