Challenges Of A Nurse Leader

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One of the greatest challenges faced by the nursing profession is developing future nurse leaders (Mahoney, 2001). All nurses and especially for those providing direct care to those in top management positions need a powerful leadership skills. Leader considered anyone who is looked to as an authority or who is responsible for giving assistance to others (Curtis, DeVries and Sheerin, 2011). A clinical nursing leader is one who is involved in direct patient care and who continuously improves the care that is afforded to such persons by influencing the treatment provision delivered by others (Cook, 2001). Leadership is not merely a series of skills, it is an attitude that informs behaviour (Cook, 2001). In addition, good leadership
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Educated at St. Francis Convent Secondary School in Kota Kinabalu, Yenny began a trainee nurse at school of nursing in Sandakan which is now known as College of Nursing Sandakan for 3 years. Yenny enter Sandakan Hospital as a Staff Nurse in 1990 and gained her certificate in Midwifery in 1996. Matron Yenny have been involved in nursing for 27 years and she is very experienced in Maternity Ward for 17 years. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years as a ward sister in the Surgical Department in Sandakan Hospital. Currently, Matron Yenny was promoted to be a Matron area in Medical Department. Her personality is charismatic and she has developed a reputation for being fair and honest. She is committed to her career as a nurse and gets along well with subordinate nursing staff and always keeps them informed of any …show more content…
She also share some information regarding leadership. Matron Yenny state that good leaders are made not born. She said if you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. She told me to inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills. The term leadership means different things to different people. Northouse's (2007) define leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. This definition is supported by Faugier and Woolnough (2002) that they also define leadership is a process, involves influence, usually occurs in a group setting, involves the attainment of a goal, and leadership exist at all levels. Bryman (1992) states that most definition of leadership emphasizes three main element that relates with leadership which are groups, influence, and

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