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Personal and professional accountability essay

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Personal and professional accountability essay

  1. 1. Running Head: COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 1 Personal and Professional Accountability I believe I have a competent skill in personal growth and development. Education advancement has ensured that there are adequate skills necessary in handling client needs. Without proper education, there cannot be success in the provision of services to the clients. Education, as well as continuing education ensures that I gain more knowledge that can assist in the stipulation of excellence medical care to patients (Harris & Roussel, 2010). Education alone cannot be the only requirement in achieving success at the work place. I constantly undertake annual self assessment to assess whether there is progress in my services and abilities to provide effective service similar to other experts in the nursing field. Further, I believe I have a competent skill in ensuring that ethical behavior and practice in the nursing field are followed. Ethical behavior involves the use of nursing practices that cannot cause physical and emotional harm to the clients (Harris & Roussel, 2010). Further, I belong to the nursing professional association. This association ensures that nurses get to use the internationally recognized practices that can bring a change in the lives of clients. In addition, the professional association ensures that every member achieves professional development. However, I have not been able to take an active participation in such association but considering active participation in the future (Harris & Roussel, 2010). Career Planning On career planning, I can rate my strengths to be at the level of required competent experience. Knowing the roles to be undertaken and understanding the present employment requirements have enabled me to perform competently in the daily tasks and duties aimed at providing quality service to the clients. Career planning also involves the understanding of how far you want to go in the future. No person should remain stagnant in their present career.
  2. 2. Running Head: COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 2 Individuals should draw plans on how to attain development in their careers and how they expect to reach there. Career development increases the level of knowledge necessary in providing effective quality service to the clients (Petersons, 2010). Further, I have been able to come up with a career plan that provides me with direction on what I should learn in so as to be relevant in the ever changing world in terms of skills and technology. Future plans ensure that individuals adapt effectively in case there will be a change in how service is to be delivered to the client (Petersons, 2010). Personal Journey Disciplines On personal journey disciplines, I believe I am competent to offer the best form of leadership that can en sure that there is shared leadership among various experts in the nursing field. Democratic principles ensure that there are no conflicts arising due to aristocracy and bureaucratic forms of decision making. Personal journey disciplines also demands that individuals take active involvement in action planning. This aspect of personal journey disciplines involves the ability to engage in problem solving. Problem solving normally demand that decisions be made concerning certain issues. I do understand that alternatives can first be generated before decisions are made which are binding (Petersons, 2010). Decisions made should not be fixed. There should be a change to carry out reflective practice. This involves the assessment of the decisions that had been made to ensure that if any problem arises in the course of their implementation, alternative practices can be drafted. Leadership involves the ability to be able to change decisions promptly without causing serious implications to the client and to the organization (Petersons, 2010). Reflective Practice Reference Behaviors/Tenets
  3. 3. Running Head: COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 3 My reflective practice reference and tenets can be rated to at competent experience and skill. I have been able to make good use of guidelines and tenants that ensure there is faster application of reflective practice. To achieve the dimensions of behaviors and tenant, I have been able to hold the truth. Truth has ensured that I exercise integrity in my leadership roles. In addition, truth ensures that there is transparency and harmony while dealing with other individuals in an organization. Consequently, I have been able to discharge my leadership roles without using ambiguous strategies that cannot be understood by other colleagues. Learning to operate in confusion helps in performing tasks amidst several challenges. This is necessary because the work environment can never be without challenges (Harris & Roussel, 2010). Further, I do understand that discrimination against race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation is harmful at the work environment as well as outside the work environment. I treat all people equally with disregard for their social and economic background. This ensures that there is unity while trying to achieve common objectives of the organization (Harris & Roussel, 2010). One personal goal on my current leadership skill is to ensure that democratic principles are applied in the process of leading. Democracy can only be achieved through the encouragement of active participation in decision making. Every individual should be involved in the decision making process as well as coming up with alternatives to the decision found to be ineffective to implement (Harris & Roussel, 2010).
  4. 4. Running Head: COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 4 References Harris, J. & Roussel, L. (2010). Initiating And Sustaining The Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide. New York: Jones & Bartlett. Petersons (2010). Nursing Programs. New York: Petersons Publishers.

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