The United States experiences an economic
and healthcare crisis that calls for change. Transformational leadership model
by Kouzes and Posner (2003) defines traits that are important to embrace by
today’s healthcare leaders in promoting organizational change. To promote
growth, engaging and empowering all members in the organization opens the door
for collaborative work intentionally establishing sustainable healthcare
outcomes. Since nurses play a significant role in US and global healthcare
systems, healthcare organizations demand empowered nursing leaders that have an
equal voice. The significance of this review to the future is to awaken nursing leaders to step
away from a dependent mode and to step forward to an empowered mode.
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