Dr Foster is a published author and has written for several prominent journals.
The following are samples of her published works.
Target nurse managers to smoothly execute the vision and strategy you've identified.
Your organization's executive leadership and board of trustees have completed the strategic plan. The plan incorporates strategies that focus on improving patient care, providing services that promote health, and lowering and controlling operational cost. These priorities have been established, aligned, and integrated into the nursing strategic plan. Now what? Execute? No. Identify nurse managers who have real change leader skills? Yes!
August 2014 - Volume 45 - Issue 8 - p 52-54
Feature: Specialty Focus: Executive Extra
Identifying real change leaders
Foster, Rhonda R. EdD, MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Rhonda R. Foster is a consultant for the ANCC Credentialing Knowledge Center in Silver Springs, Md.
The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.
The importance of nurse managers.
The execution of strategy (or plan) and alignment must occur at the service, division, and department/unit levels, and, often, at the individual level. Whether it's called a strategy, a goal, or simply an improvement effort, any initiative you drive to significantly move your team or organization forward will fall into one of two categories: stroke of the pen and those requiring behavioral change.1
Assistant Director Practice and Education - Magnet Program Director at Stanford Hospital & Clinics
What a great day with Rhonda facilitating the way. She was able to take a team that was feeling slightly lost in direction and by drilling down to the root cause of some core issues, she was able to move the team to feeling hopeful within only 8 hours. Her workshops are always highly interactive, intellectually stimulating, and so much fun. As one of the workshop attendees wrote on an evaluation – “You did good picking the perfect speaker for what we all needed!!! Very excited for the future!!”. I look forward to working with Rhonda in the near future.
June 25, 2014, Anita was Rhonda R's client
Director of Medical Administration at Sidra Medical and Research Center
" Rhonda provided timely, expert recommendations as well as analysis of current business practices. She was timely and focused with her recommendations. She provided superior reasoning to her recommendations backed up with best practices or evidenced based practices. I will hire her again."
June 24, 2014, Lisa was Rhonda R's client
"Rhonda provided timely, expert recommendations as well as analysis of current business practices. She was timely and focused with her recommendations. She provided superior reasoning to her recommendations backed up with best practices or evidenced based practices. I will hire her again."
" Rhonda's strength is in her ability to inspire great leadership. Rhonda encouraged me in my strengths and also challenged me to confront what was holding me back. Best of luck Rhonda, in your new endeavors! "