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Paths to nursing leadership.
J Nurs Manag. 2006 Jul; 14(5):332-9.JN

Abstract

AIM

The aim was to explore why nurses enter nursing leadership and apply for a management position in health care. The study is part of a research programme in nursing leadership and evidence-based care.

BACKGROUND

Nursing has not invested enough in the development of nursing leadership for the development of patient care. There is scarce research on nurses' motives and reasons for committing themselves to a career in nursing leadership.

METHOD

A strategic sample of 68 Finnish nurse leaders completed a semistructured questionnaire. Analytic induction was applied in an attempt to generate a theory.

FINDINGS

A theory, Paths to Nursing Leadership, is proposed for further research. Four different paths were found according to variations between the nurse leaders' education, primary commitment and situational factors. They are called the Path of Ideals, the Path of Chance, the Career Path and the Temporary Path.

CONCLUSION

Situational factors and role models of good but also bad nursing leadership besides motivational and educational factors have played a significant role when Finnish nurses have entered nursing leadership. The educational requirements for nurse leaders and recruitment to nursing management positions need serious attention in order to develop a competent nursing leadership.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University College of Borås, School of Health Sciences, Borås, Sweden. terese.bondas@hb.se

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16787467

Citation

Bondas, Terese. "Paths to Nursing Leadership." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 14, no. 5, 2006, pp. 332-9.
Bondas T. Paths to nursing leadership. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(5):332-9.
Bondas, T. (2006). Paths to nursing leadership. Journal of Nursing Management, 14(5), 332-9.
Bondas T. Paths to Nursing Leadership. J Nurs Manag. 2006;14(5):332-9. PubMed PMID: 16787467.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Paths to nursing leadership. A1 - Bondas,Terese, PY - 2006/6/22/pubmed PY - 2006/8/25/medline PY - 2006/6/22/entrez SP - 332 EP - 9 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 14 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: The aim was to explore why nurses enter nursing leadership and apply for a management position in health care. The study is part of a research programme in nursing leadership and evidence-based care. BACKGROUND: Nursing has not invested enough in the development of nursing leadership for the development of patient care. There is scarce research on nurses' motives and reasons for committing themselves to a career in nursing leadership. METHOD: A strategic sample of 68 Finnish nurse leaders completed a semistructured questionnaire. Analytic induction was applied in an attempt to generate a theory. FINDINGS: A theory, Paths to Nursing Leadership, is proposed for further research. Four different paths were found according to variations between the nurse leaders' education, primary commitment and situational factors. They are called the Path of Ideals, the Path of Chance, the Career Path and the Temporary Path. CONCLUSION: Situational factors and role models of good but also bad nursing leadership besides motivational and educational factors have played a significant role when Finnish nurses have entered nursing leadership. The educational requirements for nurse leaders and recruitment to nursing management positions need serious attention in order to develop a competent nursing leadership. SN - 0966-0429 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16787467/Paths_to_nursing_leadership_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2934.2006.00620.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -