Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss the dimensions of clinical leadership and the essential knowledge and skills of the clinical leader at the bedside.
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9/1/17 2:57 pm
This article definitely is a call to action. I agree with the author about the lack of knowledge and skills observed in clinical leaders. We need to change that situation. The article is a call for all of us to improve and be aware about or own power, professional and ethical responsibilities as well. I think most nurses are afraid to give a step ahead and be a clinical leader. It is not easy but as our former president Obama said once: "Nothing worthwhile is easy". It is my responsibility to act, be a model and be a mentor to my colleagues because in that way, the patient care will improve and consequently my own professional satisfaction.