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Topic 5 DQ 1 Discuss a formal role where a nurse is in a position of leadership. Outline the essential responsibilities of that role and the educational preparation required. Explain what leadership traits, styles, or qualities are required to be successful in this role and why. Nurses are leaders in their own right. They may hold a formal title or not but the professional demand of the position is that they advocate for the patient and achieve better outcomes. This makes them natural leaders. They are active members of the interdisciplinary team and make a huge contribution to patient outcomes and care plan (Whitney, 2018). “It is crucial that nurses develop an effective leadership role to deliver high-quality care and ensure patient safety while engaging in numerous daily leadership roles” (AL-Dossary, 2017). Nurses also serve in the managerial positions as Nurse Managers. They can be found not only in the

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