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2024 SDAHO Nurse Leadership Update

Having strong nurse leadership skills involves your innate personality and behavior, as well as continued professional development. Leadership also involves being vulnerable in identifying gap areas for needed growth and then seeking out opportunities to fill in those gaps. The SDAHO Nurse Leadership program has 29 participants who have completed 5 of the 10 sessions so far.

These sessions included:

  • Session 1 – Crucial Conversations
  • Session 2
    • South Dakota Board of Nursing and Center for Nursing Workforce
    • Review of American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Nurse Leader Core Competencies
  • Session 3 – Nursing Inquiry
    • nursing research,
    • evidenced based practice,
    • quality assurance & performance improvement
  • Session 4 – Recap of the 2024 Legislative Session
  • Session 5 – Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference

One valuable concept a SDAHO Nurse Leadership participant shared from our crucial conversation session was, “there are crucial conversations that need to be held every single day. I never realized how important it was to prepare for a conversation. This session has allowed me to prepare for conversations that I expect to have as well as those I do not expect to have”.

More valuable concepts shared throughout the various sessions include “investing in yourself and personal growth is valuable”, “(I) learned how to facilitate nursing inquiry at our organization”, “quality is never an accident”, “information provided on PACE and palliative care definitions was valuable”, “(increased) understanding the process for changing laws at the state level” and “(I) learned a lot about nursing research. You hear ‘evidence base practice’ but there is a lot more that goes into best practice. Nursing profession is always changing but it is important to have the data behind the changes.”

No matter where you are in your nursing career, continuing your professional growth is part of being a nurse. The American Nurses Association (ANA) standard 13, Education, states “the registered nurse seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking”. The SDAHO Nurse Leadership participants are fully committed in this process of critical thinking, self-reflection, and inquiry for personal growth.

SDAHO encourages all nurses to continually seek opportunities to grow and would like to share a few free, on-demand, 90-minute educational webinars from the ANA. These webinars are for new RNs, those in mid-career, and nurses in leadership roles.

  • How to Protect Your RN LicenseClick Here
    • Once you register, an on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about April 25, 2024
  • The New Rules of Engagement:  Unleashing The Power of Your Nursing Staff – Click Here
    • Once you register, an on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about May 3, 2024
  • F.U.E.L. the Power of Positive Energy in Your Role as a Nursing LeaderClick Here
    • Once you register, an on-demand viewing link will be emailed to all registrants on or about May 9, 2024

As Florence Nightingale said, “let us never consider ourselves finished nurses…we must be learning all of our lives”.

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