A regional collaborative of nursing leaders has taken on the challenge of raising awareness of the impact of point- of- care leadership on clinical excellence, evidence based nursing practice, and nursing retention. The collaborative has established an initiative to widely disseminate the emerging evidence of the impact on organizations, nurses and practice when point of care leadership is enabled, expected and acknowledged. A common understanding of the concept has been developed, along with key strategies to support and foster this way of being in point- of- care practitioners. Key leadership behavious form part of the framework of point-of care-leadership and include: build relationships and trust, contribute to an empowering work environment, contribute to an environment that supports knowledge integration, lead, support and sustain change, balance complexities and lead self.
Key target groups to influence related to point-of-care leadership include: front line/point of care nurses, nurse managers, executive leaders, other health care professionals, faculty, and students, researchers and health care organizations. The next steps for the collaborative involve sharing key messages with target groups and assisting them to acknowledge and enable point of care leadership. The presentation will reinforce the critical importance of spotlighting and fostering point-of-care leadership as a key driver of evidence based nursing practice, and the primacy of the practice domain of nursing.
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