“The definiGrow as a Nursing Leader: Look for Opportunities Outside the Box #YourNextShift #nursingfromwithintion of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

This is one of my favorite quotes and is so applicable to today’s final video of our three-part series on nursing leadership. The nursing profession has an extensive history behind it. We have come along with, as the science of nursing practice continues to evolve.

However, at times, we seem to be butting up against the same challenges over and over again.

  • Not having the supplies we need from the central storage department
  • Rushing patients out too quickly who are not ready for discharge and, therefore, bounce back into our care in less than 30 days time
  • Under-staffing our units, especially since we typically run over capacity

When will we learn to do things differently? Well guess what- this is where nursing leadership has a fantastic opportunity. This is where each of us as nurse leaders can step up to the plate.

Instead of doing what we’ve always done (and getting those same old results)- it’s time for each and every one of us nurse leaders to think outside of the box.

Here’s the final video in this three-part series on nursing leadership that invites us to look for new opportunities:

What about this step can you start working on today? What do you already do to build these components of nursing leadership in your nursing career? Let’s hear from you; leave a comment or question below. Thanks for watching!

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN; Founder of Nursing from WithinAbout the Author: As a keynote speaker, bestselling author and virtual conference host, Elizabeth partners with hospitals, organizations, associations, and nursing groups to help transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the bestselling author of ‘Nursing from Within‘, Elizabeth guides nurses and nursing students to a change in perspective, helping them make the inner shift needed to better maneuver the sometimes challenging realities of being a caregiver.

Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

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