Nursing Leadership Paper

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Studies have shown that clinical nurses’ autonomy and their control over how they practice, results in positive nursing satisfaction and better patient outcomes. Therefore, nursing leadership must invoke a style of management that involves others as full partners in a context of mutual respect and collaboration (Weselby, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to discuss my leadership style based on the leadership style survey. I will discuss the theories related to my survey results and provide behaviors that I demonstrate as a nursing leader that promotes a desirable work environment. Nursing leadership styles are usually divided into two categories: transformational and transactional. Transactional leaders function by carrying things out in a specific way, they focus on the day-to-day operations. This type of leadership can thwart innovation and creativity in professional nursing. Transformational leaders enhance morale and performance, they drive for change in heathcare organizations. Furthermore, they lead by example and inspire other nurses to reach for higher standards in their…show more content…
A healthy work environment is invigorating, robust, flourishing, and able to flexibly adapt to change (Weston, 2010). Developing an infrastructure where nurses share a full and equal voice, as well as responsibility for patient care decisions, fosters nursing autonomy and empowerment. Furthermore, it enhances relationships between nurses-doctors and nurses-management, fostering a healthy work environment. A democratic leadership style promotes the active participation of nurses in decision making processes. Moreover, leaders function as team members seeking information, input, and ideas from nursing staff, resulting in decisions that everyone can take ownership for, especially because of their vested
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