Nursing consists of many management and leadership opportunities. However, not every nurse is suitable for a position in which they lead or manage others. There are various styles of leadership, some of which are effective. An institution’s leadership has an impact on the quality of care provided to patients, as well as the attitude and values of the staff. In fact, “effective leadership among nurse managers has been associated with staff nurse job satisfaction and retention” (Azaare & Gross, 2011).
“The nature of leadership style in nursing management” written by John Azaare and Janet Gross discusses a study conducted to examine the various leadership styles of nurse managers and the views of the staff nurses on those methods. The study took place at two hospitals located in Ghana, Africa, where it has been suggested that within the organization of nursing leadership there is a deficiency of knowledge. There is not one specific style of leadership used among the nurse managers in Ghana.
This study began with a focus on answering three research questions pertaining to …
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