2046-16: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Leadership

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2046-16:  Mini-Concurrent Sessions

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A. 

Characteristics of Great Nurse Leaders:  A Systematic Review
This session explores the role of nurse leaders both in the United States and the United Kingdom.  First, we will describe the legal and clinical implications for nurses in the U.K. practicing as the 'Responsible Clinician' for civilly committed patients.  This is followed by strategies that promote enriching and innovative work environments as well as effective and ineffective leadership characteristics. Presenter: Vickie Hughes, DSN, MSN, CNS

Being the Legally Responsible Clinician in Charge of Patient Care - Clinical Leadership in U.K. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
This presentation describes the legal and clinical implications for nurses in the U.K. practicing as the 'Responsible Clinician' for civilly committed patients. A nurse taking on a clinical leadership role previously the domain of the attending physician, changes the dynamics within a multidisciplinary team and has wider professional connotations.  
Presenter: Paul Veitch, RN, MSc, PGcert 


Disclosures: 
The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:   40 minutes 

Target Audience:  RN, APRN 


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 outcomes of poor leadership decisions.
  2. List 3 characteristics of great nurse leaders.
  3. Analyze the implications of adopting such a role for therapeutic relationships, multidisciplinary team dynamics, and the leadership role.
  4. Reflect on the responsibilities nurses take in clinical practice and compose an argument for and against adopting this extended nursing responsibility. 

Keywords: Nurse Consultant, Healthcare in England, Capacity to Consent, National Health Service, Nurse Leadership, Healthy Work Environment, Clinical Nurse Leader 


Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
3:00pm - 3:45pm 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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