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Fragkoula Efstratiou, Efstratios Roumeliotis, Nikoleta Efstratiou

Sunday, January 1, 2017

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Pages: 45-54

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.810438


Introduction: Leadership is the influence of a person to a group or organization, and involves setting objectives, creating incentives for the production of work and contributing to the preservation of the group and its culture. Aim: The aim of this literature review was to inform about the role of the clinical nurse leader and its results in clinical practice of nursing. Methodology: The study was written depenting on articles that were found in the web and in electronic databases Science Direct and Google scholar. Results: The nurses are the backbone of patient care, the first beneficiaries of any changes in health policy and the first health professionals who are invited to apply on them. The role of leadership in nursing is the foundation for creating and maintaining a quality health system. Conclusion: The clinical nurse leader must have skills that will build on the daily practice of nursing practice. the nurses should be properly prepared on leadership in clinical practice at both undergraduate and post graduate level. The use of clinical nurse leadership improves quality of nursing care, reduces patients’ hospitalization time and increases patients’ and nurses’ satisfaction.

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