Nursing Leadership

Introduction
Nursing has become one of the most growing careers across the globe. With the emergence of new viruses and diseases, the medical sector has grown tremendously in the past few years. This has resulted to the need to proportionally grow the profession of nursing, and leadership in the field has become an important factor. The purpose of this paper is to provide some of the important scholarly works that have contributed to developing the field of leadership in nursing.
Davies, A., Wong, C. A., & Laschinger, H. (2011). Nurses’ participation in personal knowledge transfer: the role of leader–member exchange (LMX) and structural empowerment. Journal of nursing management, 19(5), 632-643.

In this work, the authors have a common purpose of showing the management in the nursing industry .The main purpose of the work is to show the role that empowerment in the field of nursing plays. It seeks to awaken the nurses to realize their destiny through the use of the knowledge they have. In the work, the authors argue that it is possible to test the Kantar’s theory in examining the relationships among structural empowerment and the exchange between the leaders and the members in the practice of the nursing profession. This work is suited for those practicing the profession of nursing and the management. The scholarly work is relevant to the topic because it addresses the issue of relationships during leadership in nursing. This work is unique in its way because it invests in using theories to describe facts.

Mark, B. A., Hughes, L. C., & Jones, C. B. (2004). The role of theory in improving patient safety and quality health care. Nursing outlook, 52(1), 11-16.

In this work, the authors had a purpose of educating on how leadership in nursing can be used to deliver quality service to the service users.in their work, the authors clearly indicate the importance of the medical theories. The work is all about examining the theories existent in medical field and identifying the problems that may arise from the absence of these theories. The purpose of this scholarly work is to let the practitioners in the nursing field to understand and appreciate the role of theories that govern the nursing industry. The most suitable audience for this work is the nurses who are working directly in delivering healthcare to the patients, and is unique it utilizes all the aspects of research to give reliable results, and is relevant because it is all about using the leadership skills to deliver quality service.

McGuire, E., & Kennerly, S. M. (2006). Nurse Managers as transformational and transactional leaders. Nursing Economics, 24(4), 179.
This is a scholarly work that has clearly played the critical role of showing the role of nurses in the transformation of the nursing sector. In their work, the authors conduct a study based on the influence of the managers in the nursing sector. Their findings turn out to be that the managers pay a big role in influencing the commitment levels of the junior staff in the field. This scholarly work seeks to encourage the managers in the field to use their expertise and leadership skills to develop or influence fellow staff. The most suitable audience for this book is the managers in the fields of nursing and the book is relevant to the topic because it encourages leadership. However, it possesses some weaknesses because it does not consider personal attitudes which would hinder some nurses from increasing their commitment levels even if the managers posed as a good example to them.

Shirey, M. R. (2006). Authentic leaders creating healthy work environments for nursing practice. American Journal of Critical Care, 15(3), 256-267.
In this book, the purpose of the author was to display the effect of leadership in nursing to both the profession and the whole society. The book starts with the summary of the effects of inappropriate nursing practices which in result to poor output and stress among the nurses. Further, it describes the role of leaders in managing the nurses to avoid absenteeism and stress. The purpose of this work is to enlighten leaders in the field of nursing, with the best leadership skills which will help developing the industry rather than destroying it, and is relevant to the topic. As a result, leaders in nursing are the best audience of this work. The work is unique in that it handles the topic using the real life situations which most leaders ignore, leading to failure in their leadership.

Warrick, D. D. (2011). The urgent need for skilled transformational leaders: Integrating transformational leadership and organization development. Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 8(5), 11-26.
The purpose of this book is to encourage the transformation of the nursing industry through appointment of the best and skilled practitioners. In his work, the author clearly indicates the need for all organizations to employ ‘transformational leaders who are capable of succeeding today’s times of dynamic changes. The book is best suited for the management in the nursing industry because it involves controlling how the nursing industry should operate. This book is relevant to the topic because it teaches about leadership in nursing. It is also unique in that it acknowledges the strength of good leadership in transformation of industries.

Waterman, H. (2011). Principles of ‘servant leadership ‘and how they can enhance practice: Harold Waterman suggests that leaders can obtain the most from their staff and deliver better services by embracing a more egalitarian model of management. Nursing management, 17(9), 24-26.
The purpose of this book is to explore the key pillars and concepts of leadership in nursing. Through their work, the authors clearly explore leadership and its relationship to the community service, and how leaders employ these concepts to bring about quality services in nursing, to the society. The best audience for this book are the nurses who are required to perfect their service in their day to day activities of serving the society. The book remains relevant to the topic as its key point is employing leadership to perfect services, and does not possess any uniqueness or weakness as it addresses the issue as it has been addressed by several other authors, without any bias.

Wong, C. A., & Laschinger, H. K. (2013). Authentic leadership, performance, and job satisfaction: the mediating role of empowerment. Journal of advanced nursing, 69(4), 947-959.

The purpose of this work is to show the relationship between good leadership and commitments among workers. In their work, the authors clearly state that leaders in nursing play a big role in influencing the nurses. The way they lead influences the nurses’ perception of the whole nursing system. The most suitable audience for the work are the leaders in nursing, because it addresses the way in which they should conduct themselves when leading the nurses. This work is relevant to the topic because it insists on employing leadership skills in the field. However, the paper still fails to recognize that workers’ input is not only determined by the leaders. Some workers develop a negative attitude towards work and no matter how well their leaders conduct themselves, they will never change their perception of the system.

References
Davies, A., Wong, C. A., & Laschinger, H. (2011). Nurses’ participation in personal knowledge transfer: the role of leader–member exchange (LMX) and structural empowerment. Journal of nursing management, 19(5), 632-643.

Mark, B. A., Hughes, L. C., & Jones, C. B. (2004). The role of theory in improving patient safety and quality health care. Nursing outlook, 52(1), 11-16.

McGuire, E., & Kennerly, S. M. (2006). Nurse Managers as transformational and transactional leaders. Nursing Economics, 24(4), 179.

Shirey, M. R. (2006). Authentic leaders creating healthy work environments for nursing practice. American Journal of Critical Care, 15(3), 256-267.

Warrick, D. D. (2011). The urgent need for skilled transformational leaders: Integrating transformational leadership and organization development. Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 8(5), 11-26
Waterman, H. (2011). Principles of ‘servant leadership ‘and how they can enhance practice: Harold Waterman suggests that leaders can obtain the most from their staff and deliver better services by embracing a more egalitarian model of management. Nursing management, 17(9), 24-26.

Wong, C. A., & Laschinger, H. K. (2013). Authentic leadership, performance, and job satisfaction: the mediating role of empowerment. Journal of advanced nursing, 69(4), 947-959.