Nurse managers are central figures in the delivery of safe and high quality nursing care (Cathcart et al., 2010; IOM, 2010; Rouse, 2009; Squires, et al., 2010). It is estimated that the majority of nurse managers are educationally underprepared and have little initial training or continuing development for the role (Kleinman, 2003; USDHHS, 2010). Transformational leadership skills of nurse managers have been linked to patient, staff, and organizational outcomes including, increased staff empowerment, job satisfaction, staff retention, productivity, and organizational commitment (Cummings et al., 2010; Pillay, 2010). Patient outcomes of satisfaction, adverse events, and 30-day mortality are also positively correlated with TL skills of nurse managers (Germain & Cummings, 2010; Kleinman, 2004; Kramer et al., 2010; Squires et al., 2010). Therefore, nurse managers’ transformational leadership skills development is needed to improve the quality, safety, and cost associated with health care delivery.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of a simulation-based leadership development program develops new transformational leadership skills and/or improves the quality and frequency of transformational leadership skills used over time in a sample of nurse managers, thus, developing and/or improving the corresponding leader outcomes that include follower satisfaction and extra effort, and leader effectiveness, as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ). (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)
|Advisor:||Cantrell, Mary Ann|
|Department:||College of Nursing|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-B 77/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Leadership development, Multifactor leadership quessionaire, Nurse manager, Simulation, Transformational leadership|
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