Transformational Leadership in Nursing:: Aspiring Leaders Development Program for Indian American Nurses
- Resource Type
- ACADEMIC JOURNAL
- Dias, Nancy; Mathew Joseph, Nitha; Michael, Jackie
- In Nurse Leader October 2019 17(5):432-439
Despite the diversity in the healthcare setting, Indian nurses are underrepresented in leadership positions. Several hospital systems have formal leadership programs to train nurses to be effective leaders. However, few programs prepare minority nurses for leadership roles. This article discusses the development and implementation of a leadership program for Indian nurses by the National Association of Indian Nurses of America. The curriculum was based on the transformational leadership principles. The post-test analysis showed an improvement in the overall scores of the Leadership Practice Inventory. An increase in the representation of minority nurses in leadership positions can positively influence healthcare disparities.