Nursing Leadership Style

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It is essential for one who intends to become an effective leader to evaluate personal strengths they possess relating to leadership. In nursing, leaders are not limited to managers and those of high power but extend to nurses in each discipline. The literature, Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Healthcare, outlines characteristics that are distinct to success in nursing leadership. Relating to the text, this author has evaluated five personal strengths within her role as a student nurse to align with those of a leader in nursing practice (2016). One personal strength that this author identified is quality interpersonal skills. She possesses the ability to communicate well with others, find mutual understanding and…show more content…
This skill set names her a transformational leader. Research by Bradley University in 2016 reports that transformational leadership in nursing was correlated with reduced medication errors in four of five studies, lower patient mortality in three of six studies, and contributed to a safer climate and lower staff turnover (How Nursing Leadership Styles…, 2016). The author exemplifies transformational leadership style with her positive attitude and example, which in turn inspires others to become leaders themselves. With the action plan for each strength of the student in mind, she can develop further her leadership with the aim of a positive group dynamic, high functionality as a whole and overall promote optimal patient outcomes. References How Nursing Leadership Styles Can Impact Patient Outcomes and Organizational Performance. (2016, April 19). Retrieved October 31, 2017, from can-impact-patient-outcomes-and-organizational-performance/ Porter-OGrady, T., Weberg, D. R., Mangold, K., & Malloch, K. (2016). Leadership in nursing practice: changing the landscape of healthcare (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Spahr, P. (2014, October 30). What is Transformational Leadership? How New Ideas Produce Impressive Results. Retrieved October 31, 2017,
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