The committee members believe that answers to the research questionsin nursing are vital for advancing the nursing profession andexpanding their roles for health care improvement. One researchpriority for transforming nursing leadership that is of particularinterest to me and applicable to my career interest is health caresystem and reform the nursing workforce(National Academy of Sciences, 2011). This area involvesmatching nursing practice with future needs not past demands.
Two to three current articles addressing the selected researchpriority include Julia’s article on valuing leadership:transforming the dichotomy in nursing organization. The articlediscusses the need to value leadership in health care settings. Thereis a need for fundamental trust and respect for leadership roles inhealth care setting to improve health care performance (Bolton,2004). Specific topics of research on transforming nursing leadershiphave been done in the acute care hospitals. According to thisresearch, senior nurse managers and executives have a role in scalingup nursing leadership and authority globally for effectivedecision-making. International council of nurses have sponsoredprograms for nurse leaders in developed and developing countries tohelp in leading change globally asserts Opollo et al. (2014). Thisresearch aims at embracing global perspective in healthcare andprofessional issues in today’s global health care.
To transform nursing leadership, a collaborative approach should beused. According to DeSimone (1996), transformational nursingleadership can be achieved through incorporating the nursingcurriculum of leadership courses. Elsewhere, transformationalleadership in Nursing is a shared responsibility for nurses and thegovernment. Bamford and Cheryle (2010) explain how transformationalleadership and shared governance demonstrates practical relevance tothe concepts of transformation in nursing.
The research findings for transforming nursing leadership are veryimpressive. The impact of the transformation process has been crucialto health care organizations as nurses are now transformed to deliverquality healthcare to patients. Research in the priority oftransforming leadership in nursing is important as it helps thefuture of nursing lead in change and advance in health care assertsdiary (2012). As a result, this facilitates quality delivery ofhealth care and provides room for nurses to serve in leadershippositions and serve as full partners in health care redesign andimprovement. Continued research in this area will help nurses take uptransformation roles in health care reforms.
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Bolton, J. (2004). “Features:Valuing leadership: Transforming thewe/they dichotomy in nursing organizations,” Nurse leader,233-35. Doi:10:1016/j.mnl.2004.05.003
DeSimone, B. (1996). “Transformingcurriculum for a nursing leadership course: a collaborative approach.” Journal ofprofessional nursing,12(2), 111-118
National Academy of Sciences,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on theFuture of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation., & Institute of Medicine (U.S.). (2011). Thefuture of nursing: Leading change, advancing health.Washington, D.C: National Academies Press.
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