The Importance Of Nursing Leadership In Nursing Practice

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As nurse leaders, it is important for us to recognize the leadership theories and the styles that are relevant to our own nursing practice. By knowing the nursing leadership theories and styles, it enables us to form better relationships with each other and it fosters us to strengthen our skills as a leader. As nursing is ever-changing, our leadership should be able to be flexible to adapt to the changes we discover and foresee. Nursing Leadership Theory We are living in a world with an increasing elderly population, communities with increased chronic disease, rural populations with lack of access to health care with an increased nursing shortage. So, what does this tell us? As nurse leaders, we need to be able to look at strategic planning…show more content…
Transformational leaders tend to lead by example and are able to influence others by attracting followers who have high moral standards. Individuals feel connected by values, personalities and shared goals. Additionally, Marqis & Huston (2015) concluded that transformational leadership inspires others, it allows for collaboration and fosters trust while sharing a common goal or vision. (Fischer, 2016) This style of leadership is important in the fact that it has the power to decrease nurses leaving and retain nurses by creating a positive environment where nurses support each other (Brewer et al.,…show more content…
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