Leadership Style Study Determines Long-Term-Care Nursing Administrators' Educational Needs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152697
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Presentation
Title:
Leadership Style Study Determines Long-Term-Care Nursing Administrators' Educational Needs
Abstract:
Leadership Style Study Determines Long-Term-Care Nursing Administrators' Educational Needs
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Foote, Dorothy Gargis, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama in Huntsville
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: Nursing Administrators employed in long-term care facilities have had little preparation for the leadership role and do not have the necessary knowledge base in management theory or process. The objective of this study was to establish the self-perceived leadership styles of nursing administrators employed in long-term care facilities. A second objective was to determine the educational preparation of the long-term care nursing administrators. The measurable objectives determined a need for leadership diversity by long-term care nursing administrators. Design/Methodology: This study was exploratory and used a descriptive research design. Data collected from the participants were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi Square analysis. Findings: The long-term care nursing administrators used a primary leadership style of selling (coaching) that is a task behavior relationship with followers that are at a lower level of readiness. The educational preparation of 71% of the nursing administrators was less than a baccalaureate degree. Conclusions: Leadership style is a behavior that communicates influence and motivates followers to complete a task or meet a goal. Positive leadership behavior sways cooperation and results in self-satisfaction and promotes empowerment for followers. Nursing administrators in long-term care facilities are in crisis for the lack of knowledge in implementing the leadership role. Implications: The findings from this study indicates that there is a strong need for Schools and Colleges of Nursing to develop leadership certificate programs for the registered nursing administrators in long-term care facilities. The leadership knowledge gained from a leadership certificate program would increase the organization of the administrative role and defining responsibilities in complex situations. The nursing administrators would learn through use of diverse leadership styles to retain and empower employees, manage state and federal regulations, obtain reimbursement for services, and provide appropriate and quality of life health care for long-term care residents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership Style Study Determines Long-Term-Care Nursing Administrators' Educational Needsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152697-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Leadership Style Study Determines Long-Term-Care Nursing Administrators' Educational Needs</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Foote, Dorothy Gargis, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama in Huntsville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">footed@uah.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Nursing Administrators employed in long-term care facilities have had little preparation for the leadership role and do not have the necessary knowledge base in management theory or process. The objective of this study was to establish the self-perceived leadership styles of nursing administrators employed in long-term care facilities. A second objective was to determine the educational preparation of the long-term care nursing administrators. The measurable objectives determined a need for leadership diversity by long-term care nursing administrators. Design/Methodology: This study was exploratory and used a descriptive research design. Data collected from the participants were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi Square analysis. Findings: The long-term care nursing administrators used a primary leadership style of selling (coaching) that is a task behavior relationship with followers that are at a lower level of readiness. The educational preparation of 71% of the nursing administrators was less than a baccalaureate degree. Conclusions: Leadership style is a behavior that communicates influence and motivates followers to complete a task or meet a goal. Positive leadership behavior sways cooperation and results in self-satisfaction and promotes empowerment for followers. Nursing administrators in long-term care facilities are in crisis for the lack of knowledge in implementing the leadership role. Implications: The findings from this study indicates that there is a strong need for Schools and Colleges of Nursing to develop leadership certificate programs for the registered nursing administrators in long-term care facilities. The leadership knowledge gained from a leadership certificate program would increase the organization of the administrative role and defining responsibilities in complex situations. The nursing administrators would learn through use of diverse leadership styles to retain and empower employees, manage state and federal regulations, obtain reimbursement for services, and provide appropriate and quality of life health care for long-term care residents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:46:18Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:46:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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