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[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.
Reflections
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.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
Guides/Reports
These guiding principles are intended to inspire discussions among nurses and support service teams in a way that may not have taken place previously.
Guides/Reports
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.
Guides/Reports
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.
White Papers
This white paper examines the relationship between nursing and support service functions within a hospital setting.
Guides/Reports
The chief nurse executive plays a critical role in the selection and implementation of information systems. Acquiring new systems is a complicated process that impacts the entire facility.
Guides/Reports
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.
Guides/Reports
Care is moving from patient-centered to patient-driven. Nurses must take into account the many variables that contribute to the care of older adults.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? This toolkit has been designed with the Nurse Executive in mind and will serve as a valuable resource for all phases of technology acquisition.
Other Resources
Evolving from the increasingly complex role of the professional nurse, AONL has advanced and supported key works on the future of the professional nurse.
Guides/Reports
The nurses and caregivers in our health care system are on the front lines of care, serving a special note that mandates a high standard of care to ensure a safe patient culture.
Guides/Reports
Executives can use these competencies as a self-assessment tool, useful in the identification of possible areas for growth. Aspiring nurse leaders can use them in planning personal preparation for their careers. Health care organizations may utilize them as a guideline for job descriptions, expectations and evaluations of nurse leaders. Nurse educators can utilize them as a curriculum guideline for the educational preparation of nurses seeking expertise and knowledge in executive practice.
Other Resources
Technology is revolutionizing the manner in which health care is delivered. Health systems are incorporating high-speed data networks, wireless solutions, handheld devices, automated exchanges between organizations/clinicians and patients and various forms of social media into their daily interactions.
Guides/Reports
The care delivery system of the future will be characterized by vast complexity due to use of sophisticated technology, aging of the population with the associated growth in chronic health issues, as well as diversity of patient populations and practice settings.
?Member Only? Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and has become part of the core fiber. AONL recognizes the significant role technology plays. In support, AONL leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.