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This policy brief is the collaborative effort of nursing leaders who propose and support academic-practice partnerships between health care facilities and pre-licensure registered nursing (RN) and practical/vocational nursing (PN/VN) programs across the country during the COVID-19 crisis. This is one potential model to consider. It is not mandated, rather an innovative approach to meeting academic and workforce needs.
The linkage between nursing care and patient outcomes is widely accepted, yet it is often difficult to achieve an evidence-based allocation of nursing resources that is understood and accepted by all. AONL, ANA and HFMA have teamed up to chart a path forward. This document explores the evolution from conventional, quasi-adversarial nursing/finance relationships to patients-first interprofessional collaboration and sets forth an action plan to improve nursing resource allocation and the value that patients receive.
The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a sub specialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of competencies. Guided by the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies’ domains: communication and relationship building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, leadership, and professionalism, business skills the following competencies describe the skills, knowledge, and attributes of nurse leaders in the role of the system chief nurse executive.
[Sponsored] Investing in nurse education and development is critical for hospitals and health systems to successfully transition to value-based care. Nurses are in the position to not only participate in, but lead the transformation of the health care delivery system to one that is focused on team-based, patient-centered care across the continuum. This transformation will require new skills and enhanced knowledge around population health, wellness and data analytics, among other things.
On September 12, 2010 delegates from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and their guests embarked on a trip halfway around the world to meet with nurse leaders in India through the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program. AONL president, Pamela Rudisill, MSN, RN, MEd, NEABC, and AONL chief executive officer (CEO), Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, led the delegation's meetings with counterparts in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. The trip was filled with dialogue about health care and nursing leadership in the United States (U.S.) and in India.
The following principles are intended to guide the nurse leader in achieving a diverse workforce by becoming an advocate for resources to implement and support a diversity program, encouraging a commitment to education, and leading diversity research initiatives that are based on performance improvement outcomes.
Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and will most likely become increasingly part of the core fiber. AONL recognizes the significant role technology will play in our future. In support, AONL leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.
Technology is recognized as a key lever within the system of health care delivery. It has the unique capacity to either reduce or increase workload demand. Creating the appropriate balance and/or impact is a critical role for leadership. Understanding the role of the nurse executive in this work is essential.
AONL hosted a group of health care professionals to participate in a discussion for building the hospital for the next generation. The group consisting of nurse executives, architects and engineers identified valuable assumptions and principles for stakeholders involved in designing and building hospitals for the next generation.
Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings.
However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring a successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.