Concepts of Professionalism in Nursing
The сonceрts for this module include Professional Behaviors, Commitment to the Profession, Leadership Principles, and Work Ethic. We all know and have worked with people who have lacked professionalism. Not only is this unpleasant to work with, but it puts our patients at risk.
I also want to talk about leadership principles. I’m sure you have all worked with many different types of leaders. Just as there are many different types of leaders there are many different leadership theories. Even if you think “I’m a long way away from being a nurse leader, I’m still just a student” – this isn’t true. Every nurse is a leader in many ways. Learning now what makes an effective nurse leader can help you to realize your potential.
For this discussion I want to you to put together a presentation about professionalism. For example, you might share what makes an effective nurse leader, but don’t stop there. If you choose to share this, also share examples you have encountered. What makes an effective nurse leader? How can you be an effective nurse leader? What situations have you encountered where an effective nurse leader could have made a difference? These are just a few of the items you could consider for this discussion. You may choose any part of this module to focus on, just make sure you also include scholarly resources to support your discussion. Your text book would make an excellent resource. If you can find a peer reviewed article to supplement your text, that would be even better! Please make a conscious effort to use proper grammar as well as APA formatting and don’t forget to run spellcheck! As you progress in your education, your scholarly writing should progress as well.