Explain the organizational structure of your healthcare organization to your peers/colleagues. Is it supported by theory? Where is the formal leadership? Where is the informal leadership? How important is informal leadership and how can this be nurtured or strengthened by the formal leadership as a way to promote positive change?
Support your discussion and opinions with facts, relevant examples from personal nursing practice, and at least two citations from the reading or peer-reviewed professional nursing literature
Reading & Resources
- Read Chapters 6 & 13 In Grohar-Murray, M. & Langan, J. (2011). Leadership and management in nursing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Read Dwyer, D. (2011). Experiences of registered nurses as managers and leaders in residential aged care facilities: A systematic review..International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare, 9, 388-402.
- Read IOM Future of Nursing Report
- Read Campaign for Action Resources