3266.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 8:30 PM

Abstract #18518

Public Health Nursing Leadership: Creating Opportunities in the New Millennium

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing, Dept. of Psychosocial & Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, , N/A, Jan Dahl, MA, RN, School of Nursing, Turning Point National Program Office, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, , jand@u.washington.edu, Bonnie Kostelecky, MS, MPA, RN, Director, Epidemiology and Assessment, Southwest Washington Health District, Vancouver, WA, , N/A, and Carol McNeil, BS, RN, Deputy Director/Nursing Director, Island County Health Department, Coupeville, WA, , N/A.

How can public health nursing leaders be effective in leading public health nurses, public health agencies, and communities in changing times? What knowledge and skills will help the nursing leader identify and mobilize the positive energy inherent in the change process? This session will introduce a new workbook for public health nursing leaders who have an interest in examining their practice environment, their leadership skills, and the skills of their staff. We will describe leadership and management skills needed by public health nursing leaders to move into a population-based service environment; to utilize emerging performance measures; to anticipate, identify, and address changing trends in the health arena; to clearly articulate the changing roles of public health nurses; and to accomplish assessment, policy development, and assurance in their agencies and communities through changing times and into the new millennium. This builds on the previous work of the Public Health nursing Directors of Washington State in their two previous presentations entitled, "Journey to the Future".

Learning Objectives: 1. List 5 competencies PHN leaders need to address in the rapidly changing health systems environment. 2. Describe how PHN's are well-positioned to assume new roles and how PHN leaders can facilitate role transition. 3. Identify specific management skills that support assessment, policy development, and assurance activities

Keywords: Leadership, Public Health Nursing

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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