Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, August 31, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Nurses: We Need Your HELP

We promise this will take no longer than 3 minutes of your time and will be a huge help to Athena Forum and ultimately to you and your organization.

Athena Forum is in the process of applying to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to become our own provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. We need your feedback on courses you have taken this year, specifically to understand how they have impacted your nursing professional development. We will be addressing how Athena Forum is influencing Nursing Professional Development in the areas of Leadership and Critical Thinking.

Please help us out by completing this brief survey located HERE. Thank you for your time!

Tips from our featured course

Professional Identity: Critical Thinking is Positive Thinking

Although the word "critical" has negative connotations, critical thinking is not about:

  • Being argumentative
  • Putting down other people's ideas

Critical thinkers have a positive attitude toward thoughtful decision making.

Learning and applying critical thinking can help the transdisciplinary team and the organization:

  • Find smart solutions to tricky problems
  • Avoid emotional decision-making
  • Work more efficiently together

[Professional Identity, Module B, Critical Thinking] www.athenaforum.com

Professional Identity: Now, About Leadership

"Collaborative leadership is the capacity to engage people and groups outside one's formal control and inspire them to work toward common goals."
Herminia Ibarra, PhD

To be effective as managers, CMs must also be able to lead by influencing or guiding others in a:

  • Direction
  • Course
  • Action
  • Opinion

A key element of the leadership role of CMs is the ability to build and sustain relationships with other transdisciplinary team members to unify their work with the goal of positively guiding and impacting the care delivery process.

[Professional Identity, Module E, Leadership] www.athenaforum.com

Notice from the Publisher

I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

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Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

Clinical Editor

Athena Forum

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