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entry to practice competencies

competent entry level practical nurses demonstrates leadership within:
a) distinguish between the legislated scope of practice, employer policies and individual competencies
b) builds partnerships with health care team members based on trust and respect for the unique and shared competency of each member
c) collaborate with other members to plan, implement and evaluate care
d) integrate evidence-informed practice in collaboration with HCP team
e) provide leadership, direction, assignment and supervision to unregulated health workers and others
f) participate in emergency preparedness planning and resources and work collaboratively with others to develop and implement plans
g) demonstrate initiative to constructively discuss concerns with other members of HCT to support effective teamwork and positive client outcomes


nursing leadership

-vision and strategy
-creating value
-influence and inspiration
-have followers
-leading people
-people focused
-charismatic style
-risk and change seekers
-appeal to the heart
-sets direction
-raising expectations
-ask questions


nursing management

-policies and procedures
-counting value
-power and control
-having subordinates
-managing work
-work focused
-authoriarian style
-risk averse and stability
-appeal to the head
-plans detail
-maintains status quo
-give directions


both a nursing management and nursing leadership

-accomplish a goal
-explain vision
-organize figureheads
-motivate others
-mobilize others


"trait" leadership theory

-set forth the premise that certain people are born to be leaders, having inherited a set of innate characteristics that endow them with the unique ability to lead others.
-this theory grew because the ability to lead others was often seen within the royal and prominent families
-others were not allowed to become leaders, a fact that also helps explain its premise
-currently most people do not accept the idea that an individual is born to lead
-theories evolved and suggested that leaders in one situation may function as followers in another - the role is not set in stone.
-leaders who are effective in some circumstances calling for sociability, popularity and dependability are ineffective in others that require prompt and decisive action
-leadership is often authority that is delegated upward and is granted by one's subordinates


behaviours of effective leaders

-excellent communication
-actively listen
-inspire and motivate
-encourage independent thinking
-role model
-see the big picture
-have passion for their job
-give credit
-admit mistakes
-have a sense of humour


autocratic leadership style

"you do this because I said so" dictate. no choice given to the person, they make all decisions. positive emergency situations.


democratic leadership style

all opinions are considered and valued. more knowledge obtained from a variety of people


laissez-faire leadership style

letting people do whatever they want. wanting to be liked by everybody. least effective


multicratic leadership style

combination of autocratic and democratic. take others ideas into consideration but making the last decision based on their own opinion. positive when time is an issue.



a critical role to ensure that an organization or project succeeds


effective followers

-are active participants in the leadership process
-demonstrate the capacity to willingly follow a leader while remaining true to their own values and essential needs