Effective Leadership and Management in The Nursing Practice

In the field of nursing, mentors assist in critically advising and supporting students, they are our primary sources of valuable information on program operations, policies, and measures. In addition, they guide us on our career objectives and how to overcome obstacles and ensure success (Bell-Scriber & Morton 2009).


My mentor is Marietta J. Bell Scriber. Marietta holds a degree from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ferris State University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and a PhD from Michigan State University.

Academic Specialization

Marietta specializes in the area of cardiovascular nursing. She also deals with nursing administration, family nursing, cultural diversity, and global consciousness.

Currently, she is an associate professor and she is still researching cultural diversity in relation to the nursing profession and practices. She holds a leadership position as the chairperson of Epsilon Eta chapter; this society assists in the advancement of nursing students through scholarships. I contacted her through the internet social media, read her various publications as well as attended her inspiring presentations.

Marietta J. Bell Scriber’s Mentorship

Marietta’s personal interest in mentoring and genuine concern in student performance has contributed to her success as a mentor. This is evident in most of her inspirational books and various presentations. She also provides education to others as she will soon be teaching in the Republic of Cyprus as Fulbright scholar. She also offers guidance on time management, schedule benchmarks, and program concepts, which have assisted me in developing unique nursing skills and knowledge. In addition, she has helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and overcome my weaknesses.


In her publications, she highlights the importance and ways of achieving quality and unique health care policies and good work ethics. These are essential for every nursing student worldwide. She emphasizes on the importance of consistency and proper protocol in nursing (American Psychological Association, 2010).

She also puts a lot of emphasis on interprofessional team building in nursing as a career as well as sharing of information. It does not only increase awareness but also reinforces student’s knowledge and helps in demonstrating one’s skills. By being a leader at Chair of Epsilon Eta Chapter, she has been able to assist many nursing students and contributed to a positive move in the nursing profession. She also helps nursing students in becoming effective leaders in future and in proper management in nursing. This includes stress management at work place since nursing is a very sensitive career (Sullivan, 2012).

The other common factors that she puts emphasis on are nurse coaching and discipline to assist future nurses maintain proper ethics and learn policies at work places about how to deal with problems as they arise and to improve problem solving skills. This includes the importance of professional behavior and proper communication. In her effort to support the nursing students, she highlights and discusses the importance of effective and efficient leadership in nursing and various ways of motivating and improving staff including career advancements. The importance of proper planning and reducing time wastage such as proper bookings are also essential and critical in nursing as they assist a nurse in setting and achieving departmental, professional, financial and social goals (Amer, 2013).


Amer, K. (2013). Quality and safety for transformational nursing: Core Competencies. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Bell-Scriber, M. & Morton, A. (2009). Clinical Instruction Institute: Train the trainer. Nurse Educator, Michigan, USA: Ferris State University.

Sullivan, J. (2012). Effective leadership and management in nursing (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.