Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management
Topics: Leadership, Management, Nursing / Pages: 6 (1489 words) / Published: May 14th, 2012


Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management in Nursing Shortage and Nurse turn-over

Nursing Shortage and Nurse Turn Over: Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management.
Nursing shortage and nurse’s turnover becomes the worsening problem in the health care industry in United States. Studies show that, by 2020, it may get more worsened approximately 30%, if no measures are taken to resolve the problem. In this essay the author is discussing the issues about the nurse turnover and nursing shortage. And also narrates about how the leaders and nurse managers resolve this issue effectively and different applicable theories of leadership and management.
Each hospital has their own leaders and managers for the proper functioning of their facility. The future and success of the hospitals will be decided by the long term strategy implemented by its leaders and management. Lack of effective leadership in hospitals place the human life in danger. When the nursing shortage increases, the nursing turnover rates are also going to increase. The staff prefers to work in an environment, where they are most esteemed and where there is less stress in the work place. Hospitals are placing greater emphasis on retaining their current staff. Nurses need to see support from the leadership and management. They must know what would inspire their nurses to stick on to their facility. By providing good working environment with opportunities for professional growth and support on a personal level will help to retain their staff.
Leadership Skills
A leader has to have a vision and a clear plan of what to do. He should have a good understanding on how achieve it. But a vision only is not sufficient enough. The leaders must share it with their subordinates and act upon it. They should have excellent interpersonal formal and informal relationship and must possess excellent skills in problem solving. Leaders also

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