Why leadership in nursing is vital

The world doesn’t stand still in any sector for too long, and especially so in the nursing world. This is a profession that is always looking to improve and meet the new demands of society. In recent times, there’s been a growing shift towards empowering the individual nurse, to the benefit of the entire hospital and society in general. If a nurse is allowed to grow and develop in their professional environment, then they’ll ultimately be able to deliver better care to their patients. Whereas there used to be a ‘by any means necessary’ approach to curing medical issues, today there’s a greater emphasis on compassionate and effective care. 

Building on the existing skills of a nurse doesn’t just improve the relationship between the nurse and the patient. It helps the hospital too. In the coming years, the vast majority of the workforce will be comprised of millennials, and they, perhaps more than previous generations, want to develop and grow in their career. If a hospital is able to provide that platform for growth, then they will likely see staff turnover decrease, which will reduce the amount of money that’s spent on recruitment.

It’s also important for hospitals to have leaders in the pack. These are the professionals that stay on top of nursing trends and know how to implement those developments in the institution. To learn more about the recent shifts in nursing and how transformational leadership can help, check out the infographic from Bradley University below. 

Infographic Design By: Bradley University Bradley University

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