Date of Award

2001

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)

Department

Leadership

First Advisor

Daniel Hanson

Abstract

Healthcare organizations are searching for mechanisms that will encourage the employ and retention of skilled registered nurses. Traditional management styles have done little to create a nurturing and supportive workplace that encourages staff nurses to work in an inpatient setting. A non-traditional nurse manager as a leader, who exhibits relational and servant-leadership characteristics can facilitate a process of creating a workplace community with registered nurses that will not only provide a supportive environment, but will perform better as well. This paper explores the attributes of a non-traditional nurse manager that will promote the development of a workplace cornrnunity.

Identifier

SC 11.MAL.2001.Duffy.T.B

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