2nd Response to disc 7



Nurses play an important role in transforming health care; therefore, effective nurse leadership is required. Rising medical costs, increased competition among medical institutions and high demand for quality medical services are particularly calling for the efficient management of medical institutions, subsequently increasing the demand for nurses with management and leadership skills. Within nursing contexts, leadership creates an environment that both influences nurses to improve the quality of nursing care and motivates and empowers them through a clear vision. Effective leadership from management inspires positive behaviors in staff, such as organizational citizenship behaviors, further job satisfaction and organizational commitment. So, education is necessary to continuously improve nursing leadership abilities. Moreover, nurses can effectively incorporate their leadership education into their nursing practices and enhance nursing organizations’ performance, while advancing the profession by providing leadership opportunities. The role of the nurse is changing with the transformation of healthcare, but unfortunately, the level of education typically remains the same, as evidenced by the small percentage of nurses who pursue higher levels of education. Baccalaureate education with its broader, more scientific base provides the sound foundation for the variety of nursing positions and for entry to advanced nursing education and practice. The barriers include a lack of specific education that is focused on clinical leadership and health team management, feeling devalued by the system, and a lack of a structural pathway of learning and development for the registered nurses. Although, all nurses cannot financially support themselves to achieve baccalaureate education requirements.

Nursing leaders’ perception of nursing leadership was extended to nurses, organizations and nursing professions. Competency, capability, innate personality and traits are required nursing abilities that are acquired through education. Nursing leaders view nursing leadership as a broad, multidimensional concept and are keenly aware of the importance of education in its improvement over the long term. 


Kim, H. O., Lee, I., & Lee, B. S. (2022). Nursing leaders’ perceptions of the state of nursing leadership and the need for nursing leadership education reform: A qualitative content analysis from South Korea. Journal of nursing management30(7), 2216–2226. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13596