Sharain Jones RN BSN
Chamberlain College of Nursing
NR 504: Leadership and Nursing Practice: Role Development
Educational Leadership in Nursing: Molding Future Nurse Leaders
Hood (2010) states that leadership is a process of instructing others toward mutually agreed upon goals and that good leaders constitute creative visions, are able tolerate chaos and ambiguity, are inspiring, are global thinkers, and get things accomplished by working collaboratively. According to Sullivan & Decker (2005) a good leader brings forth the best from themselves and other. It is the vision of the author to promote and encourage the nurses of the future to become great nurses and great nursing leaders. This author intends to explain how a good leader can inspire and shape the nurses of the future for the benefit of the profession.
Key Concepts of Vision
In order to accomplish the author’s vision students and nursing leaders will need to work collaboratively. Good nurse leaders take responsibility and accountability very seriously. By being a high quality nurse educator and leader the author will help pave the road to successful nursing leadership. Nursing leadership incorporates a combination of personality traits, nursing skills and experience, knowledge and talents, as well as administrative skills to enable the nurse to excel in professional relationships, and must not fear stepping out into the unknown or thinking outside the box. A nurse leader encourages commitment to the goals of both the educational facility and healthcare training facility. The nurse leader needs to possess cognitive competency, effective communication, self-awareness, the ability to think outside the box, diverse perspectives, flexibility, self-management and awareness, the ability to adapt in our changing society, encouragement of others, vision, honesty, integrity, be able to foster leadership to others,
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