Exploring the transformational leadership style in the field of nursing
AuthorAydoğdu, Ana Luiza Ferreira
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CitationAydoğdu, A. L. F. (2022). Exploring the Transformational Leadership Style in the Field of Nursing. World Academics Journal of Management, 10(3), 16-21.
Nursing leadership directly affects the success of health institutions, as attitudes of nurse leaders will reflect on staff nurses’ job satisfaction and, consequently, on the quality of care. It is necessary to emphasize that care is the basic talent of nursing, therefore, when performing their duties as leaders; nurses must focus on their main objective, which is to guarantee the quality of care. Nurse managers can adopt several leadership styles while leading their teams, but transformational leadership seems to be the most suitable for nurses. The purpose of this study was to explore the transformational leadership style in the field of nursing. This is a bibliographical and descriptive study. Search for articles was conducted in the Scopus database using the descriptors: “Transformational leadership” and “Nursing” using the Boolean Operator “AND”. A total of 12 articles were included. Transformational leaders are innovative, creative, and visionary; they seek to empower their followers through personal and professional development. Staff nurses and nurse managers get more satisfied when transformational leadership is adopted. It was observed that nurses who received more training in leadership are more supporters of transformational leadership practices. Thus, nurses should receive adequate leadership training in nursing schools and the subject should also be addressed in continuing education programs in health institutions.