This is the vital reason why the professional responsibility in the field of nursing is not limited to caring for the patients but is also is to portray an inspiring role model for not just assuring the patients but also the junior nurses. The nurses mainly operate as a member of a team and it is very important for there to be cooperative collaboration in the team for it to operate successfully. This is another vital reason why the chief nurse must exhibit excellent leadership qualities (Huber, 2013).
The advantage to having a chief nurse with commendable leadership qualities will ensure that there is minimum conflict and confusion among the other team members. This will prevent the focus being diverted from the pivotal responsibility for the nurses, delivering optimal care to the patients (Mannix, Wilkes & Daly, 2013). Moreover, having good leadership qualities in the chief nurse will ensure that the team will no discrimination or partiality n the group and justice and professional harmony always remain in the group so that the nurses can concentrate on delivering optimal care for the patients.
Transactional nursing leadership focuses on routine transactions like rewards as appreciation and punishment for misconduct, the theory behind this idea is that workers are much more motivated with instant rewards and discipline. Transformational nursing leadership focuses on building a team, motivating the staff by encouragement and collaboration (Odumeru & Ogbonna, 2013). According to me, my nurse chief is much more encouraging and approachable for any assistance; hence she is a transformational nursing leader.
Considering the chief nurse in my prelicensure department, she approaches each conflict in a positive manner, with encouraging the nursing staff to excel in their practice and handles misconduct by constructive criticism. Under her guidance each member of our team learn something new every day and achieve heights of patient satisfaction.
Huber, D. (2013). Leadership and nursing care management. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Mannix, J., Wilkes, L., & Daly, J. (2013). Attributes of clinical leadership in contemporary nursing: an integrative review. Contemporary nurse, 45(1), 10-21.
Odumeru, J. A., & Ogbonna, I. G. (2013). Transformational vs. transactional leadership theories: Evidence in literature. International Review of Management and Business Research, 2(2), 355.