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Running head: THE NURSE LEADER 1 The Nurse Leader EC University of Texas at Arlington NURS 4455Nursing Leadership and Management
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THE NURSE LEADER 2 The Nurse Leader One of the greatest setbacks in the field healthcare, particularly the nursing profession is the development of nurse leaders. Notably, it is imperative for charge nurses to have the relevant leadership skills in order to accurately face challenges and manage the opportunities involved in the running of a nursing department. This essay seeks to discuss the leadership styles of a nurse leader and explain how he/she handles responsibilities. Further, the paper will provide examples of the leadership skills applied by the nurse leader in his/her practice. There are several styles of leadership which a nurse leader can apply at work. They include; autocratic leadership, beauractratic style, Laisse-faire leadership, transformational style as well as situational leadership. Mrs. New, the nurse leader I shadowed seems to apply the transformational leadership style. According to Doody & Doody, 2012, this style involves inclusion of team members in the decision making process. The integrated team works in a cohesive manner and innovation is encouraged. These authors also suggest that transformational
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