Monday, 15 February 2016

JAN interactive blog contest: We want to know your perspective


Two of our latest articles on nursing work, Transformational and abusive leadership practices: impacts on novice nurses, quality of care and intention to leave and Praise matters: the influence of nurse unit managers' praise on nurses' practice, work environment and job satisfaction: a questionnaire study, have picked up a lot of attention on Twitter from practicing nurses. This research indicates that both praise and leadership appear to have a strong influence on nurse retention, job satisfaction, and nurses' ability to provide quality care. And our Twitter followers seem to have a lot to say about these findings.

As a result, we think the nursing community would benefit by continuing this discussion. In the articles, the academics have had their chance to explore these topics, but we want to hear from nurses working in practice on how either praise or leadership had an impact on you as a nurse, your work, and your ability to care for patients. 

Please consider submitting a 300-500 word blog post on this topic. The winning post will be published on the JAN interactive Blog. Articles will be judged based on how well they explore the topics of praise or leadership and on writing style. We are looking for posts that approach these subject areas from a non-academic viewpoint. 

Rules:
  • Submission should be written in English.
  • Each submission must not have been previously published in any form.
  • Each submission should be under 500 words (references are not included in the word count).
  • Submission should include entrants' name, e-mail address, and place of work. E-mail address and place of work will not be made public. 
  • Multiple submissions are permitted.
  • Email submissions to JAN's social media editor, Thane Chambers, at thane@ualberta.ca prior to March 15th, 2016 at 23:59 HST 
Prize:
  • Choose a Wiley Book, up to the value of £40 (US$57).

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