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Chapter 6 Evidence-Based Practice Questions
This activity contains 3 questions.
Evidence for Effective Leadership and Management
Citation: Hassmiller, S. (2009). Envisioning a future of nurse leaders in the boardroom.
NSNA Imprint, NovemberDecember, pp. 2830. Retrieved from
Overview: Healthcare organization boards are the top-level decision-making body for
healthcare organizations. Nurses have slowly developed as leaders in healthcare
organizations starting with positions as director of nursing and moving to positions of
leadership that are responsible for more than just nursing services. Are nurse leaders
ready for the next step?
Application: What do nurse leaders need to do to become more active on healthcare
organization boards and to be stronger participants? If one accepts that nurses need to be
leaders in continuous quality improvement, then this should have an impact on all levels
of healthcare organizations.
What data describe the engagement of nurse leaders on healthcare organization boards?
Why is it important that nurse leaders serve on healthcare organization boards?
What does the author mean by the “bigger issues”? Why are they important?
Finkelman, Leadership and Management for Nurses: Core Competencies for Quality Care, 3e
A study recently released by a University of Iowa research team, led by Dr. Lawrence
Prybil, reviewed 201 health systems, with a total of 2,046 voting board members, and
found that only 2.4 percent were nurses (Prybil 2009). These findings are similar to a
Nurses represent the largest group in the healthcare workforce in hospitals and health
As your career progresses, take advantage of professional development opportunities at
nursing conferences as well as through continuing education. You must begin to
Finkelman, Leadership and Management for Nurses: Core Competencies for Quality Care, 3e

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