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Good nurse leadership skills allow you to affect change by inspiring others to work towards accomplishing individual and organizational goals. It takes a special individual with specific qualities and characteristics to become a leader in nursing.
No matter your job title, all nurses are leaders in some capacity. This could entail persuading patients to take appropriate steps in their treatment to regain or maintain their health, acting as a mentor to less experienced nurses or working as a nurse manager.
Strengthening your nurse leadership skills makes you a better nurse and leader, which helps advance your career and could help you transition into a management position, if that’s a career goal.