Critiquing In Efforts as a Nurse Leader

CritiquingIn Efforts as a Nurse Leader

CritiquingIn Efforts as a Nurse Leader

Nursescan prevent the occurrence of harm to their patients by practicingquality leadership. It is very true that the style of leadershipdetermines performance of nurses in giving care to their patients.Not only should a clinical leader have a vision, they should possesscommunicational and interpersonal skills that are appropriate if atall, the leader wants to be successful in his or her profession. Iagree that nurses should differentiate the difference betweenleadership and management to attain quality performance (Marquis, &ampHuston, 2012). The difference is that clinical leaders should embracechange while managers should maintain the status quo of the healthcenter.

A clinical leader according to Marquis &amp Huston should encouragetheir followers to participate actively in the process of qualitycontrol. In my own opinion, I think that nurses should clearlycommunicate the expected amount of care they expect from members ofthe subordinates. They should do this and encourage the setting ofhigh standards of quality care. The reason behind this is to increasethe level of satisfaction that the patients perceive about theservices offered at the health facility. Change in the healthfacility should be gradual and should be implemented for the goodreason of the health facility and the patients (Battilana, Gilmartin,Sengul, Pache, &amp Alexander, 2010). The planned change shouldfocus to give the nurse planners viewpoints to use in analyzing thecontext of change. For a nurse to come up with a good planned changein the organization, they should consider the available 3 phases ofplanned changes (Marquis, &amp Huston, 2012). I agree that all thestages should be given the desired attention. The stage that requiresmotivation is the unfreezing stages.


Battilana,J., Gilmartin, M., Sengul, M., Pache, A.-C., &amp Alexander, J. A.(2010). Leadership competencies for implementing plannedorganizational change. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(3), 422–438.

Marquis,B. L., &amp Huston, C. J. (2012). Leadership roles and managementfunctions in nursing: Theory and application (Laureate Education,Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams &ampWilkins.