Title Lead Like a Nurse
Subtitle Leadership in Every Healthcare Setting
Author Jeffrey M. Adams, Jennifer Mensik, Patricia Reid Ponte, Jacqueline Somerville
ISBN 9781947800250
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 376
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher American Nurses Association (Eurospan Group)
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Every nurse is a leader. Whether you are a staff nurse just learning how to understand your role as a leader or a seasoned nurse executive, you’ll find great value in the words of experienced nurse leaders. There is no single right way to lead. Leadership styles vary from person to person and team to team. The challenges that nurse leaders face are unique from any other profession, so leadership styles and solutions need to be just as unique. From informatics to mindful practice, the real nurses provide their perspectives on the skills and challenges for nurse leaders.

Developing nurse leadership is critical to the health of those they serve and the future of the profession. With over 4 million nurses in the United States, nurses play an invaluable role in our nation’s health care. In order to take their rightful place as leaders in the delivery of health care, each nurse needs to develop their leadership skills.

Lead Like A Nurse will teach you how to:

  • create your own definition of good leadership
  • develop your own leadership style that works for your situation
  • Add to your leadership toolbox with the various models, vignettes, case studies, and reflective questions
  • apply what you learn immediately into practice
  • enhancing nursing’s influence through an evidence-based approach to practice, research, education, policy, theory, media, and industry

The expert nurse leaders in this book provide their own experiences, perspectives, and take-aways so you can learn to Lead Like A Nurse!





Chapter 1. Leadership Commitments That Drive Excellence • The Obligation to Lead Well • It’s Complicated • Essential Leadership Commitments • Linking Leadership Effectiveness to Clinical, Workforce, and Organizational Outcomes • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 2. Today’s Foundation for Nursing Leadership • Influence of Leadership on Patient Outcomes • Structure-Process-Outcomes Theory • The Triple Aim • The Quadruple Aim • Leadership Characteristics • Conclusion • Professional Practice/Healthy Work Environments • Nurse Leader Influence: State of the Science • Influence • Influence as a Process • Fast Forward: Findings of Study • Implications for Practice • Conclusions • Assessing the Practice Environment • The Concept of Value • What We Know • Where Do We Go from Here? • Summary • The Burned-Out Nurse Leader • The Compassionate Nurse Leader • Leadership-Development Program Evaluation • Findings • What Does This Mean? • References

Chapter 3. Preparing to Lead • Introduction: Purpose and Overview • Why Leadership? • The Discernment Process • Are People Born to Be Leaders or Can Leadership Be Learned? • Challenging Assignments • Other People • Hardships • Coursework • Personal Life Experiences • Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge • What Does a Leader Actually Do? What Are Other Key Competencies? • Does the Leader Really Make Difference? • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 4. Addressing the Quadruple Aim • Background • Future of Nursing Leadership • Convener and Change Agent • Influence • Advocate • Innovate • Discussion • All Nurses as Leaders • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 5. Advancing the Influence • Influence • Strength in Numbers • The Nursing Influence Research Movement • The Gap: Why Does the Largest and Most Trusted Healthcare Profession Lack Influence? • 1996–2003: The Origins of the Influence Inquiry in Nursing • From Exposure to Research • 2003–2008: Early Attempts to Understand and Research Nursing Influence • 2004–2008: Developing the Adams Influence Model (AIM) • Process of Influence • 2005–2007: Developing the Model of the Interrelationship of Leadership, Environments, and Outcomes for Nurse Executives (MILE ONE) • 2009–2012: Developing the Leadership Influence over Professional Practice Environment Scale (LIPPES) • 2015–2017: Developing the Leadership Influence Self Assessment (LISA) • Next Steps to Enhance Nurse-Leader Influence • The Influence of Language (Used and Accepted) • Articulating the Influence of Nurses on Healthcare Systems • Individual and Team Influence Coaching • Galvanizing Nursing Organizations’ Influence Strategy and Access to Resources • Summary • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 6. Leading Interprofessionally • Introduction • Interprofessional Imperatives • Historical • Contemporary • Identity Formation • Finding Shared Meaning in Leading Interprofessionally • Competencies for Leading Interprofessionally • Leading Interprofessionally: Strategies • Thought Exercise • Summary • Chapter Key Points • References • Additional Resources

Chapter 7. Leading in Informatics: Through the System Development Life Cycle • Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Organizations • Nursing Leadership and the Systems Development Life Cycle • Plan • Analyze • Design • Implementation • Maintenance • Evaluation • Chief Nursing Information Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Nurse Manager • Effective Collaboration • Summary • Chapter Key Points

Chapter 8. Purposeful Diversity in Leadership: A Call to Action for All Nurses • Background • Bedside Practice • Middle Management • Executive Leadership • Reflective Questions for the Reader • Here Are Some Other Questions to Consider • Summary • Chapter Key Points • References • Additional Resources

Chapter 9. Leading the Growth of Innovations • Definitions of Innovation • Nursing Leaders of Innovation • Leaders of Innovation in Nursing Study • Planting the Seeds for an Innovative Culture • Cultivating the Characteristics That Facilitate the Sprouting of Creativity and Innovation • Pruning the Weeds That Destroy an Innovative Culture • Fertilizing the Development of Leaders of Innovation • Ensuring That There Is Continuous Blossoming of Innovations • Conclusion • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 10. Leading Evaluation and Research in Nontraditional Settings • Introduction • The Move to Quality, Safety, and Evidence-Based Practice: Proving Outcomes • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Education and Preparation of Leaders • The Role of the PhD Leader • The Role of the DNP Leader • The Role of the Clinical Nurse as Leader • The Role of the Administrative Nurse Leader • Improving the Patient and Caregiver Experience of Care • Leadership Models: Success Factors for Leaders • Leadership and Management Characteristics • Vision, Alignment, and Execution • Vision: Identifying and Engaging Key Leader Stakeholders • Alignment: Organizational Buy-In • Execution: Working Effectively with Interprofessional Teams Outside Healthcare • Innovation Leadership • Exemplars: Leadership in Nontraditional Settings • Professional Nursing Association: Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge • In Their Own Words: Leading a Grand Challenge • Collaborative Leadership • Evaluation and Measurement of a Grand Challenge • Industry: Compassionate Connected Care • Reflective Questions • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 11. Academic Practice Partnerships: Key to the Future of Our Profession • Introduction • Academic–Practice Partnerships Redefined • Exemplars from Boston • Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences • Veteran’s Administration Boston Medical Center • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) • Conclusions • Questions for Reflection • Chapter Key Points • References • Additional Resources

Chapter 12. Geriatric Leadership • Author Connections • The Setting • Geriatric Milestones at Methodist Hospital • 1995: Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic • 2001: Clinical Nurse Specialist • 2003: Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit • 2006: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) • 2010: AgeWISE • 2013: Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) • 2016: Geriatric Resource Nurse in the Emergency Department • 2016: Geriatric Service Line • About Influence • Quantifying Leadership • Final Words of Influence • Chapter Key Points • References • Additional Resources

Chapter 13. Mindfulness and Leadership • Context for Mindfulness and Leadership • What Exactly Is Mindfulness? • Learning Mindfulness Practices • Empirical Findings of Interventions and Education for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction • Why Is Mindfulness Relevant for Leaders? • Personal Preparation for Leadership: Authenticity and Self-Reflection • Mindfulness Practice Exercises • Focusing on the Breath • Paying Attention to the Body • Intentional Awareness of Eating • Mindful Movement • Communication • Awareness of Senses • Mindfulness of Everyday Routines • Gratitude Practices • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 14. Leading Relational Care: Ensuring That Patients Feel Known by Their Nurses • Patients Perceptions of Feeling Known by Their Nurses • Discussion and Implications: The Role of the Leader • Reflective Questions • Summary • Chapter Key Point • References

Chapter 15. Integrative Nursing • Exemplars • Summary • Reflective Questions • Chapter Key Points • References

Chapter 16. Leadership and Policy • Background: Prioritizing Health Policy in Practice and Research • Defining the Context of Policy Efforts Using the Nursing and Health Policy Conceptual Model • Policy Leadership in Practice Settings • Population Health Example: A Task Force to Combat Substance Use Disorders • Professional Practice Example: Workplace Violence • Professional Practice Example: Removing Scope-of Practice Barriers for Advanced Practice Nurses • Professional Practice Example: Within Healthcare Organizations • Nurses Leaders in Health-Policy Research • Bringing It All Together • Chapter Key Points • References



About the Authors:

Jeff Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Jeff Adams is an experienced consultant, researcher and innovator focused on influencing optimized outcomes in the workforce and health systems. His expertise highlights the importance of influence, inter/intra disciplinary perspectives, and a collegial approach to optimizing leadership, work environments and outcomes. Adams has worked with over 50 healthcare organizations nationally, and he has held formal innovative academic/ practice leadership roles with Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Arizona State University.

Jennifer S. Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Jennifer S. Mensik earned a PhD in nursing, health systems and public administration from the University of Arizona College of Nursing. Mensik currently is an independent practice consultant and writer. She has worked at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho as the administrator for nursing and patient care, was the executive director of quality and patient safety for the UCLA Health System, and has worked at Banner Health as the system’s director of clinical practice and research. She is the author of multiple publications, including The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing.

Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Patricia Reid Ponte is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, where she also holds a nine month joint appointment with the Woods College, Master of Health Administration Program. Reid Ponte is part-time Professor of Practice at Simmons University, College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences. Dr. Reid Ponte is the President of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Reid Ponte’s scholarly work focuses on health care quality and safety, patient and family centered care, interdisciplinary leadership and organizational credentialing.

Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jacqueline G. Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN is an accomplished nurse executive experienced in nursing practice development and transformation. In her current role as a Faculty Associate and Certified Caritas Coach with the Watson Caring Science Institute, she advances evidence informed and theory infused care. In addition, she serves as A Visiting Scholar at Boston College William Connell School of Nursing, an Affiliate Professor at Northeastern University, Bouve’ College of Health Sciences and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing.

Target Audience:

This book is intended for students and academicians of nursing.


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