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Title: EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF EMERGING NURSING LEADERS
Authors: TAN XUE HUI
Keywords: Emerging leaders
Leadership
Nursing
Perception
Experience
Qualitative study
Issue Date: 25-May-2019
Citation: TAN XUE HUI (2019-05-25). EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF EMERGING NURSING LEADERS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aim: This study aims to explore the experiences and perceptions of emerging nursing leaders towards their own leadership roles, as well as the challenges and barriers faced by these nurses. Background: Stressful transitions of nurses into leadership roles is a prominent problem well documented in existing literature. However, there is a lack of studies exploring this problem in Singapore. The pressing problem of a shortage of nurses in Singapore calls for the need to develop new nursing leaders who are effective in their roles. Methods: This is a descriptive qualitative study using semi-structured individual face-to-face interviews. A purposive sample of eighteen registered nurses holding the position of either senior staff nurse I or assistant nurse clinician were recruited from a local tertiary hospital. Recruitment stopped when data saturation was reached. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Interview transcripts were then analysed using thematic analysis. Results: Six themes were identified in this study. Five addressed the perceptions of emerging nursing leaders towards their role: “Roles and responsibilities”, “Characteristics of effective leadership”, “Adapting to new role”, “Supportive system” and “Professional development”. One other theme addressed the barriers emerging nursing leaders faced, which include organisational barrier, ineffective communication with staff and a rapidly changing environment. Conclusion and Implications: The findings suggested a need to relook into current measures to support nurses’ transition into leadership roles. Understanding emerging nursing leaders’ perceptions can provide useful information for healthcare institutions to review current policies on professional development of nursing leaders. Greater support and improved leadership education could be provided for nurses to ease their transition into leadership roles. It would also be meaningful for future research to further investigate nurses’ transition into leadership roles.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/154111
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