Leadership advice: ‘Be open to opportunities even if they don't fit neatly into your plans’
A member of Nursing Management's editorial advisory board offers her advice on the qualities needed to be a nurse leader
Why have you become a nursing leader?
Growing up in rural Jamaica, I narrowed my future career to three distinct options early on: hotel manager, flight attendant and nurse. Nursing won! I became a nurse leader because nurses should have inspirational and dynamic nurse leaders who live the values of kindness, courage and compassion, and I have these qualities.
Would you recommend such a role?
I would recommend it to anyone who has a passion to help others, who is compassionate and resilient. Nursing leadership is a rewarding role and we always need more nurses to lead, to ensure that our patients and their families are cared for with dignity and respect.
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