Mentoring Future Leaders: A Model for the Perfect Storm

Monday, 18 November 2013: 3:15 PM

Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF
Joyce Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF
School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa, TX

Learning Objective 1: Discuss recommendations from the Institute of Medicine report, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation report, Joint Commission, Affordable Care Reform Act, and Carnegie Institute.

Learning Objective 2: Apply a leadership model to meet current healthcare demands while utilizing mentoring strategies to prepare students for the “perfect storm”

Access to care, workforce shortages, consumer demands and reimbursement issues are themes demanding the workforce be prepared to provide complex care. Recommendations from the Institute Of Medicine (IOM), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) the Carnegie Institute, Joint Commission and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are now emerging to create conditions for the “perfect storm” in healthcare. Since nurse educators must face the challenges and demands by preparing students for the delivery of complex care. Mentoring and coaching of the current nurses along with the students entering the profession are key aspects for advancing the profession of nursing. To accomplish these demands, an effective leadership model addressing vision, teamwork and networking is essential.

The focus of this presentation is to provide a model, which integrates vision, networking and leadership strategies to address the issues facing nurse educators and their students. Examples of successful and challenging mentoring processes will be presented to allow for the advancement of the leadership skills. Exploration related to adapting prior leadership styles, creating novel pathways, utilizing resources and promoting opportunities for the provision of the appropriate level of critical/complex care will be employed based on an evidence-based practice environment.