Facilitating Change White Paper

Powerlessness is Bad Practice: Any Nurse Can Be a Facilitator of Change

There’s a chronic problem in the nursing profession: a sense of powerlessness. It creates job dissatisfaction, stress and burnout. It can lead to ineffective nursing that compromises patient safety and the nurse’s role as a patient advocate. And it conflicts with today’s increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary care teams, where collaboration is crucial.

Fortunately, there’s a positive trend toward empowerment of nurses in the workplace. Learn how you can start empowering yourself to create change and better patient outcomes—even if you’re not in a management position. This paper, “Powerlessness is Bad Practice: Any Nurse Can Be a Facilitator of Change,” outlines:

  • Why nurses must speak up
  • How to build leadership skills at any level
  • How to start effecting change at the bedside
  • Why education plays a role
  • And more

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University offers accredited online degree programs in nursing and health informatics and offers a variety of nursing and health care degrees, including the MBA Health Care and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Executive Leadership. Its bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.