The first smart goals I chose are to learn to become a leader and to have better time management skills. I chose these because I work on a small unit with no assigned charge nurse. Any day you go in to work it could be your day to be charge nurse so everyone on the unit needs to be able to step up and be a leader. Time management is a skill that every nurse needs to learn. In my opinion, if you have good time management skills it can decrease your stress level and make your workday more organized and enjoyable.
Goal 1:Leadership development
Goal number 1 is to possess better leadership skills. I want to be able to step up on my unit and have the leadership skills necessary to help the other nurses on my unit. To accomplish this goal I will have myself and the other nurses on my unit complete self-assessments within a week to see where we are currently, and attend classes to learn better leadership skills within a month. Article
Loretta Grogan, Author of “Leading the way” discusses a plan to help nurses and midwives become better leaders in their career. The plan has three classes that will help the nurse’s gain leadership skills that will stick with them throughout their nursing careers. The three classes include “Leading in uncertain times”, “How to be successful in my role”, and “How to be politically astute as a leader”. After the classes, there is an e-learning leadership and management resource pack. The last part of the plan is the national clinical leadership development project, followed by an evaluation. “Developing and acquiring clinical leader skills, abilities, and knowledge to fulfill the role and responsibilities of a leader for clinical care is a fundamental responsibility of all nurses and midwives in Irish healthcare”(Grogan, 2011). Credible Website
There are a lot of websites with information on possessing nurse leadership skills. One I found is “How to Become an...