Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization.
Leadership has many definitions. Chin, Desormeaux, and Sawyer (2016) define leadership as a relationship between followers and a leader with the intent to promote change through a mutual vision. Therefore, leaders are active influences in the outcome of organizations, through their decision-making, strategies, and influence on followers (Dinh et al., 2014). Additionally, in the nursing context, it has been documented that a leader 's style plays a factor in patient outcomes (Fischer, 2016). Indeed, in an ever-changing, complex health care environment, nursing leadership has become a crucial factor in managing challenges and maintaining patient safety (Fischer, 2016). To accommodate for these challenges, the Canadian Nurses Association [CNA]
Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
The skills needed to become an aspiring nurse leader emphasise continually that safe, high quality, compassionate care is the top priority. Being supportive, available, empathic, fair, respectful, compassionate thoughout a patients admission is needed for a positive patient experience. A leader that demonstrates all these skills will be able to maintain positive relationships with others and will be a successful leader. To get followers that trust, look up to, and continue to follow is a successful leader.
Nurses are uniquely positioned to be present at virtually every level of our health care system, nurses work at the community centers, clinics, hospitals and nurses are also present not only as bedside clinicians but also at the level of management, in the form of nurse managers, supervisors all the way up to the Director of nurses. We have a unique vantage point of the real state of affairs of our health care system, with the push for higher education and training, nurses will start to occupy more influential
In order to be a strong leader one must understand the role leaders play as well identify different traits that resemble leadership qualities within themselves. The article I reviewed was Leadership of Healthcare Professionals: Where do we stand? and it describes the different types of leadership approaches and theories that can be effective within the healthcare setting. The main objective for a leader is to adapt to change as well as be able to cope with change. Leaders are known to have strong influential skills that can affect their team or the environment that they work in. Healthcare systems are composed of numerous professional groups, departments, and specialties with complex interactions between these groups. Large organizations such as healthcare systems and the different groups within the healthcare system with common goals might support or be in competition with each other.
To be a great nurse leader one must have the vision, skills, and education needed or required to support the role of the nurse leader. This is extremely important for any nurse that is currently in the leadership role, or aspiring to be in a leadership positions. It is also important to know what type of a leader one is when supporting theses roles. Some of the important aspects of nursing management are to know your responsibilities, leadership style, effectiveness of skills, and communication. In addition to the skills hitherto noted, nurse leaders should have knowledge of management, communication, and teamwork skills, as well as a solid understanding of health economics, finance, and evidence-based
Subsequently, they must design strategies for establishing, expanding, and cultivating future nurses with matching passion, skills, and understanding. Likewise, they must serve as a role model for advancing nursing education, create a mutual environment with others, promote a safe environment, and maintain credibility as a nurse faculty (Patterson & Krouse, 2015). For nurses to thrive tomorrow, they must emulate the traits of a leader today and mold others with those same values and qualities. “Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing leader you will become" (Sue Fitzsimons).
Barb is a transformational leader. This has been very effective among our team. Managing people with higher education can be very tricky at times and undoubtedly intimidating. Barb has the ability to “motivate and inspire followers and to direct positive changes” (Cherry, 2006), within our group. She strives on a daily basis to encourage and enthuse her team which empowers us to make constructive changes in our group.
Innovative role of the future nurse leader in improving patient care and sustaining healthy work environment.
One of a healthcare facility’s greatest resources is its staff. Each organization is affected by the quality of care delivered by the staff, as their decisions and behaviors can make the difference between an average department and a great one (Studor Group, 2011). Consequently, the selection of staff is one of the greatest decisions made by the nurse leader. This decision may affect not only patient satisfaction scores but also the satisfaction of staff and physicians. The selection of staff is one that the nurse leader must make carefully and seriously.
To be a nurse, you not only need a caring attitude, but you also need to have emotional stability to deal with multiple patients because as a nurse, you will be faced with many stressful situations. Nurses
Nursing specialty organizations have set forth values regarding nursing professional practice. The values of the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses (AACN) (n.d.) are ethical responsibility, integrity, organizational decisions, and stewardship of resources, leadership, critical thinking, inquiry, excellence, innovation, and collaboration. The Oncology Nursing Society values innovation, excellence in quality care of oncology patients, and advocacy (ONS, 2017). The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses values leadership, professionalism, community, and client care (ARN, n.d.). The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses values are excellence in providing care, innovation, collaboration, integrity, and visionary (AANN, n.d.). These
It is important to distinguish an effective manager and a good leader, also to recognise the concept of being a good leader as well as an effective manager, managers aspiring to become a leader can benefit from acquiring leadership skills, a good leader possess several qualities that could easily be termed as good managerial skills. Hence a leader must be well developed physically, mentally and intellectually to be able to assume such positions.
Nurses should not just be at the bedside or within the nursing community but must be