This essay was submitted as an individual assignment on SNPG925- Effective Leadership in Health, UOW School of Nursing
Nursing is one of the key professions in the delivery of health care service in Australia. There were more than 250.000 nurses working in Australia in 2011; the nurse ratio in the population is 1,195.8 per 100,000 persons (ABS 2013). The more competent nurses are, the higher quality of health care service will be provided. Leadership is one of the skills that nurses need to provide the nursing practice (White 2002, p.669). This paper will discuss how nurses’ individual leadership development can impact on health care service.
Keywords: Leadership, nurse, transformational leadership, authentic leadership, aesthetic leadership.
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