Leadership Development in Nursing: A Qualitative Analysis of Undergraduate Textbook Content

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308320
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leadership Development in Nursing: A Qualitative Analysis of Undergraduate Textbook Content
Author(s):
Miles, Jane M.; Scott, Elaine S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Nu
Author Details:
Jane M. Miles, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, milesja@ecu.edu; Elaine S. Scott, RN, PhD
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Purpose: This qualitative study analyzing nursing leadership texts will provide foundational evidence toward a comprehensive conceptual framework for leadership development of all nurses. Analysis for common components of today’s nursing leadership education will support the structure of such a conceptual framework.

Significance:  Few nurses would argue that practice innovation, quality improvement, effective care delivery, and positive patient outcomes require leadership. Recent nursing education literature suggests a heightened awareness of the need for leadership, as well as a variety of pedagogical approaches for developing leadership skills in nurses. Despite this growing awareness, little evidence or strong scholarship exist about what components of leadership are essential for all nurses, or about how leadership development can be encouraged across the career span of nurses. Using current knowledge to build a framework for nursing leadership development will inform education and practice and will allow partnership in the creation of a nursing workforce prepared to meet the complexity and challenges of contemporary healthcare delivery.

Methodology:  Eight best-selling textbooks in nursing leadership were identified for consideration of leadership theories relevant to nursing. The publisher summaries of the texts were used to screen for books that considered leadership to be a process rather than just an administrative role. Based on this screening, five of eight texts were selected for directed content analysis. Gardner’s Nine Tasks of Leadership were used as the organizing framework for coding of the content. Using the table of contents, chapter summaries, chapter objectives and chapter sub-headings, each leadership text was reviewed for content related to each code. 

Discussion: Common components relevant to leadership development were identified. Gardner’s nine leadership tasks supported categorization of the components and will be instrumental in the future design of a comprehensive conceptual framework for nursing leadership development.

Keywords:
Nursing education; Leadership; Conceptual Framework
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership Development in Nursing: A Qualitative Analysis of Undergraduate Textbook Contenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiles, Jane M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorScott, Elaine S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsJane M. Miles, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, milesja@ecu.edu; Elaine S. Scott, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308320-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Purpose: This qualitative study analyzing nursing leadership texts will provide foundational evidence toward a comprehensive conceptual framework for leadership development of all nurses. Analysis for common components of today’s nursing leadership education will support the structure of such a conceptual framework. <p>Significance:  Few nurses would argue that practice innovation, quality improvement, effective care delivery, and positive patient outcomes require leadership. Recent nursing education literature suggests a heightened awareness of the need for leadership, as well as a variety of pedagogical approaches for developing leadership skills in nurses. Despite this growing awareness, little evidence or strong scholarship exist about what components of leadership are essential for all nurses, or about how leadership development can be encouraged across the career span of nurses. Using current knowledge to build a framework for nursing leadership development will inform education and practice and will allow partnership in the creation of a nursing workforce prepared to meet the complexity and challenges of contemporary healthcare delivery. <p>Methodology:  Eight best-selling textbooks in nursing leadership were identified for consideration of leadership theories relevant to nursing. The publisher summaries of the texts were used to screen for books that considered leadership to be a process rather than just an administrative role. Based on this screening, five of eight texts were selected for directed content analysis. Gardner’s Nine Tasks of Leadership were used as the organizing framework for coding of the content. Using the table of contents, chapter summaries, chapter objectives and chapter sub-headings, each leadership text was reviewed for content related to each code.  <p>Discussion: Common components relevant to leadership development were identified. Gardner’s nine leadership tasks supported categorization of the components and will be instrumental in the future design of a comprehensive conceptual framework for nursing leadership development.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.subjectConceptual Frameworken_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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