INTRODUCTIONEffective nursing leadership plays a key role in building and maintaining healthy team relationships (Squires, Tourangeau, Spence Laschinger, & Doran, ), creating a healthy and safe working environment that fosters high‐quality and safe nursing care, improving nursing staff satisfaction and retention (Dignam et al., ), and leading evidence‐based practice changes (Martin, McCormack, Fitzsimons, & Spirig, ). Strong leadership knowledge and skills are required for nurses at all levels of practice and education, especially those who provide direct care to patients and their families. In pursuit of a high quality of nursing care, leadership development opportunities are needed for current and future nurse leaders to build leadership knowledge and skills. Nurses in some specialty areas of practice, such as school and public health, who work with vulnerable children and families and often hold key decision making roles, are frequently overlooked in leadership development opportunities. Empowering these nurses by building leadership capacity will maximize their ability in advocating for policy making, and improving population health. Timely evaluation of programmes that aim to develop nursing leadership is equally important to refine and sustain this effort.The landmark report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), ‘The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health' outlined four
Journal of Nursing Management – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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