Friday, 21 July 2006: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Leadership Roles for Supporting Evidence-Based Care Delivery
Learning Objective #1: Describe the roles of the senior nurse executive, advanced practice nurse and staff nurse-project directors.
Learning Objective #2: Discuss implementation of two evidence-based practice projects.
Nursing practice is dynamic, as evidence-based practice creates the expectation that change is the wave of the future. Nursing leaders are responsible for building evidence-based practice programs and projects that can actively facilitate and continuously update practices as best evidence evolves. Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice can be successful when the nurse executive, nurse researchers, advance practice nurses and staff nurses collaborate, matching their skills and expertise. The purpose of this focused discussion group is to describe the different roles essential for program and project leadership. Senior nurse executives are responsible for building organizational capacity, culture and vision for excellence. Advance practice nurses have the skills and expertise to actively facilitation and mentor colleagues through the inherent challenges found in the evidence-based practice process. Staff nurses are in the key position of championing care delivery based on best evidence. Leadership, active support and commitment are key elements of a comprehensive program. This discussion will provide a framework outlining complimentary roles responsible for promoting excellence in evidence-based care delivery, so organizations can build exceptional programs supporting use of evidence-based practice. In addition, two staff nurse led evidence-based practice projects will be shared as exemplars.
Organizer:Laura Cullen, MA, RN
Presenters:Laura Cullen, MA, RN
Linda Q. Everett, RN, PhD, FAAN
Ronda Drahozal, RN, BSN
Michele Marie Farrington, RN, BSN