Date of Award

Summer 6-18-2012

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Deborah Shuhmacher


Leadership is more impactful and inspiring when leaders authentically engage individuals. Insights from research support leadership authenticity, transformational leadership, and the importance of meaningful recognition. Nursing theory and caring science value the worth of recognition. A conceptual model combining nursing theory with leadership theory creates a stimulating practice model to generate successful transformational leadership and promote self actualization. The use of Newman's (2008) nursing theory of health as an expanding consciousness, in this conceptual model, validates the role of nursing in leadership and the unique contributions it can afford to leadership application.


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Included in

Nursing Commons