Leadership Is The Process Of Influencing People

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Nurse Leader According to Huber (2010), leadership is “the process of influencing people to accomplish goals” (p. 4). Management is then defined as the process of coordinating and integrating resources by planning, directing, and organizing. Huber (2010) then goes on to explain that effective leadership is a blend of both leadership and management principles and techniques. It is important for nurses in management positions to demonstrate effective leadership qualities. This includes having good interpersonal skills, conflict resolution skills as well as having a vision for your facility. One such leader is Susan Hilton, a manager at a private for-profit Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit.
Education and Training
Susan currently has an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) but is on track to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She took the position on condition that she have degree within 3 years. She has 8 years of experience in long term care and has attended leadership and long term care conferences to prepare for her career. In order to gain confidence and decrease frustration, Registered Nurses (RN) require training as health team managers in order to meet the expectations of the organization. When support from the healthcare organization is limited then the RN will not feel competent enough in their leadership skills (Dwyer, 2011). Currently, Susan manages 25-30 employees on any given day depending on patient census and acuity. The staff
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