Leadership Theory Of The Nursing Practice

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Executive Summary Major changes need to take place within the nursing leadership in order to change the culture of the nursing practice. Evidenced- based research has proven that a transformational leadership style, solid emotional intelligence, effective communication skills, and a new culture of nursing leadership are the key for growing the nursing practice. The problem is change is not happening at the top level of nursing administration, so the entry level, or clinical nurse is still practicing in the manner that they were taught by their predecessors. New nurses and participants in the healthcare workforce are having leadership theories, patient- centered care models, and other newer concepts instilled in them during their education. Once the new graduates enter the world of medicine, they are confronted with a workforce that has not made the necessary requirements to meet the needs of today’s healthcare. This can happen in the nursing practice, but there needs to be a change in the roles and scopes of the nurse executive and nurse manager. Through a literary review, it was determined that to foster a new nursing practice the educational requirements of the nursing leadership needs to be at a minimum of a master degree in nursing. Other conclusions were to adopt the evidenced- based patient- centered care model of a High Reliability Organization (HRO) and to promote a Culture of Safety. It was further concluded this change in the nursing practice will have to be done
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