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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183117
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Executives' Perceptions of Effective Leadership in Acute-Care Organizations
Author(s):
Windey, Maryann
Author Details:
Maryann Windey, PhD, RN, Lee Memorial Health System, email: maryann.windey@leememorial.org
Abstract:
Purpose. Hospitals around the country are reporting difficulty in recruiting nurses, and hospital retention rates continue to be poor. One method to improve retention is to improve nursing leadership in hospitals. The purpose of this study was to explore nurse executives' perceptions of effective leadership. Two questions guided this study: (1) How do nurse executives perceive effective leadership in nursing? and (2) How do nurse executives perceive their role as leaders? Transformational leadership has been positively correlated with factors that contribute to increased retention, and was chosen as a theoretical framework.

Method. This study followed a qualitative phenomenological design, in order to explore the lived experiences of nurse executives. Through purposeful sampling, nurse executives were recruited from Southwest Florida. Nurses who led their organizations in the role of Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive Officer or similar role were invited to participate. The six nurse executives, who were selected, had worked as nurses for an average of 30.5 years. Through in-depth interviews with the nurse executives, it was possible to decode their perceptions of effective nurse leadership. Interview data was analyzed using Moustakas (1994) methods of epoch, phenomenological reduction, imaginative variation and synthesis.

Findings. Interviews with the executive nurse leaders yielded data that developed into six major themes. Four of the major themes coincided and mirrored Bass' (1998) Four I's Model of Transformational Leadership: (1) idealized influence, (2) inspirational motivation, (3) intellectual stimulation and (4) individualized consideration. Two additional constructs emerged that were specific to the nurse executives' perceptions of effective leadership in acute-care: (1) impassioned champion and (2) ideological caring. A modified model of effective leadership, specific to nursing, is presented as the Nurse ExecutivesÆ Six IÆs Model of Effective Leadership.

Discussion. This new model serves as a template for nurse leaders and nurse educators, who are tasked with leadership development in hospitals.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Executives' Perceptions of Effective Leadership in Acute-Care Organizationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWindey, Maryannen_US
dc.author.detailsMaryann Windey, PhD, RN, Lee Memorial Health System, email: maryann.windey@leememorial.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183117-
dc.description.abstractPurpose. Hospitals around the country are reporting difficulty in recruiting nurses, and hospital retention rates continue to be poor. One method to improve retention is to improve nursing leadership in hospitals. The purpose of this study was to explore nurse executives' perceptions of effective leadership. Two questions guided this study: (1) How do nurse executives perceive effective leadership in nursing? and (2) How do nurse executives perceive their role as leaders? Transformational leadership has been positively correlated with factors that contribute to increased retention, and was chosen as a theoretical framework. <br/><br/>Method. This study followed a qualitative phenomenological design, in order to explore the lived experiences of nurse executives. Through purposeful sampling, nurse executives were recruited from Southwest Florida. Nurses who led their organizations in the role of Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive Officer or similar role were invited to participate. The six nurse executives, who were selected, had worked as nurses for an average of 30.5 years. Through in-depth interviews with the nurse executives, it was possible to decode their perceptions of effective nurse leadership. Interview data was analyzed using Moustakas (1994) methods of epoch, phenomenological reduction, imaginative variation and synthesis. <br/><br/>Findings. Interviews with the executive nurse leaders yielded data that developed into six major themes. Four of the major themes coincided and mirrored Bass' (1998) Four I's Model of Transformational Leadership: (1) idealized influence, (2) inspirational motivation, (3) intellectual stimulation and (4) individualized consideration. Two additional constructs emerged that were specific to the nurse executives' perceptions of effective leadership in acute-care: (1) impassioned champion and (2) ideological caring. A modified model of effective leadership, specific to nursing, is presented as the Nurse Executives&AElig; Six I&AElig;s Model of Effective Leadership.<br/> <br/>Discussion. This new model serves as a template for nurse leaders and nurse educators, who are tasked with leadership development in hospitals.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:15:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:15:16Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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