Reference Work

Defining Leadership in Nursing

MM Grehan, Shurlee Swain, Judith Smart

Australian Women’s Archive Project | Published : 2014


TDefining leadership and nominating leaders in Australian nursing can depend on one's personal standpoint. The annals of Australia's conventional nursing history have tended to focus on leaders as pioneers in a celebratory sense: the first trained nurse to lead a hospital, the first training school, the first to study overseas, the first professional association and so on. Prominent individuals who have achieved milestones provide useful role models, so it is not surprising that the convention of equating prominence with leadership has endured in this vast profession. Leadership in nursing implies a collective focus on strategic direction and purpose. It too is a movable feast, depending on ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme Project