OMgoodness! May already?! I am sooo behind on blogging but nevertheless, here is the last months topic in this post.
If you have been following along on the blog, you may have saw were I posted about orientating to the charge nurse role. I have completed two out of the three days of charge orientation. I have one night shift to complete. When I was orientating, most of my peers asked if I liked it and honestly, I didn't mind it.
Being in the charge role is different from being in the staff nurse role. As charge, you serve as a resource for your unit. You are also responsible for the assignments of the nurses and the nursing assignments. On top of that, you are directing bed flow and seeing what patients are appropriate for your unit. Lastly, if something happens, like an upset family member, patient, significant event, etc. guess who gets to help and put out the fire? In all of the midst of it, I didn't mind.
Being a leader isn't just a title. You can a leader without having to be charge nurse, VP, president, etc. What's a leader without followers? In order to lead, you have to get others to follow behind you. You also have to be willing to do the work that your followers do. If you don't, how do you expect to lead effectively? There are leaders who expect to bark orders but aren't willing to do the crunch work. This not only happens in the workplace but at the home, marriage, friendship, etc.
So, how do you lead? I would love to hear from you all on your experiences in leadership and what went well and what needs improvement.
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1. Upcoming vacation!
2. My birthday is coming!
3. The next few nights off.
Lots of love,