Not many nurses start their careers with the ambition to become a leader in their field. With recent health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the value of the nurse manager is becoming increasingly obvious. Nurses form the bulk of healthcare professionals, and they have the most contact with patients.
As such, they are in a unique position to shape the healthcare system, but to do that they have to be among the top-tier medical professionals who are involved in decision making. Whether you are starting a nursing career or are a seasoned professional, you can help change things where you practice and in your community by becoming a nurse leader.
What is a nurse leader?
A nurse leader is a professional who has the skills, education, and interest to advocate for fellow nurses, patients, and their institutions.
Although they often start as regular nurses, these leaders choose to continue their professional development in order to equip themselves with managerial skills. Because of these skills, they often ascend the ranks of their profession, contributing their ideas and implementing strategies that improve not just the welfare of other nurses but of patients as well.
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