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School nurse leader book club waltham metro west region essential school health services

School Nurse Leader Book Club Waltham Metro- West Region Essential School Health Services

Mimi Stamer, BSN, MSN, PNP-BC

Director School Health Services

Needham Public Schools


Literature

Literature

“ As we continue to experience constant change, literature gives us the direction for exploring both the nursing profession and its nursing practice…”

Moyle, Barnard, & Turner, 1995, p 964


Goals for a book club for nurse leaders

Goals for a Book Club for nurse leaders

  • Leadership styles will be enlightened and enriched by reading books beyond clinical or social literature

  • Life long learning will be promoted and professional development stimulated for nurse leaders

  • Knowledge about leadership, management, supervision, and school health program development will be expanded through reading and discussion


Why a book club

Why a book club?

  • Foster collegiality among nurse leaders

  • Increase critical thinking about school health leadership and management issues

  • Promote professional development

  • Support reflection about needs for personal goal- directed growth

  • Foster enjoyment appreciation of literature


Positive outcomes

Positive Outcomes

  • Expansion of knowledge about personal leadership style and skills

  • Facilitation of various leadership and learning styles

  • Enhancement of ability to be self directed in learning

  • Empowerment of nurses as leaders, advocates, and administrators


Suggested implementation

Suggested Implementation

  • Nurse leaders review a selection of Titles of books and choose one for the group to read

  • Goal 3- 4 books per year or one per regional meeting

  • Topics for books may include

    • Leadership, administration, supervision

    • Conflict resolution

    • Time management

    • Effective communication

    • Implementing change

    • Other school nurse leadership issues


Book discussion

Book Discussion

  • At regional ESHS meetings after/during lunch

  • Respond to discussion questions about lessons learned

  • Reflection on personal style or practice

  • Plans for implementation of new knowledge or skills

  • Implications for school nurse leadership


Suggested books

Suggested Books

  • Primal Leadership- Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

  • The New Leadership Challenge- Creating the Future of Nursing, by Sheila Grossman and Theresa Valiga

  • Conversations with Leaders: Frank Talk from Nurses (and Others) on the Frontlines of Leadership by Tine Hansen-Turton, Susan Sherman, Vernice Ferguson, Sigma Theta Tau International Staff


References

References

  • Greenwald, Deborah, School Nurse Book Clubs: Using Literature as a Continuing Education Strategy. (2000) presentation at National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference, Boston

  • Moyle, W., Barnard, A., & Turner, C. (1995). The humanities and nursing: Using popular literature as means of understanding human experience. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21, 960-964

  • www.book-club-resource.com


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