Relationship Between Nursing Leadership and Nurse Turnover

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Relationship between Nursing Leadership and Nurse Turnover
Fred James
August 21, 2011

Relationship between Nursing Leadership and Nurse Turnover
Nursing leadership sets the social climate of an institution. The relationship between nursing leadership and nursing retention will be discussed utilizing a relevant article. The findings will be illuminated upon and ideas will be brought forth to the governance body to support strong nurse leadership. There is a direct correlation between effective nursing leadership and nursing retention (Force, 2005). In addition, Force (2005, p. 336) concludes that the “Two key issues that are affecting healthcare organizations are nursing retention and recruitment." Therefore,
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Transformational leadership is highly effective at changing a nursing culture and motivating other staff members to make every effort toward the change or goal at hand. Transformational leaders have the ability to inspire, motivate and lead on the behalf of others. “Transformational leadership espouses intellectual stimulation and individual considerations to empower staff and enhance patient care" (Murphy, 2005, p. 128). Programs must be in place and brought forth to the governance body to support and maintain strong nurse leadership at an institution. It is important, firstly to support the nursing leaders emotionally by providing meetings for them to voice their frustrations, concerns, and possible solutions. Furthermore, education needs to be made available to enable the nurse leader to pursue higher degrees, gain additional knowledge, and participate in a rich learning environment. This will empower the leader to be able to be supportive of the staff. Furthermore, seminars and organizations can help the nurse leader where they can gain support and additional knowledge outside the institution. The governance body must be made aware of the growing evidence in the literature that impacts a healthy working environment with positive patient outcomes. Evidence-based literature can provide the information needed to
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