Title : Creating an innovative mindset
According to the American Nurses Association’s Quality of Practice, “the registered, nurse contributes to quality nursing practice through creativity, innovation, and overall quality improvement”. Nurses have an obligation to facilitate the development of not only theoretical processes, policies, and business models, but also the creation of physical products through innovation. An understandingi n product innovation processes will help nurses meet the “Resource Utilization” competency set forth by American Nurses Association’s Leadership Institute Competency Model. As problem solvers, nurses are primed to recognize opportunities for innovation in healthcare. However, many nurse innovators lack the knowledge on the product innovation process. Nurses may not understand how and where to start the innovation process. Other potential barriers include lack of an understanding of the need to approach the opportunity in a systematic way and not knowing how to navigate around problems in the development process. In this presentation, we will discuss innovative strategies to channel individual creative thinking skills, knowledge sets, passion and leadership attributes required in the product development process. We will help reframe views to an open mindset, discuss the need for nurturing environments to grow, as well asshare actionable, measurable andsystematic “how to” guides which can be learned and replicated for use by individuals and groups.
Audience Take Away:
• Recognize the positive impact the nurse can have on product development.
• Identify how innovation can result in practice advancement.
• Describe systematic approaches to innovation.
• Identify potential barriers to innovation and how to overcome
• Identify potential resources and alliances within and outside the healthcare system