LEADERSHIP AS A KEY TO THE NURSING PROFESSIONALIZATION IN INDONESIA

1Ferry Efendi, 2Anna Kurniati, 3Pi-Ming Yeh
1 Faculty of Nursing Airlangga University Indonesia
2 Center of Planning and Management of Human Resources for Health
Ministry of Health, The Republic of Indonesia
3Department of Nursing, Missouri Western State University, U.S.A.

Abstract:
Nursing Leadership is a great concern among health personnel and nursing service personnel. Nurses lead and manage nursing care for patients, families, aggregates, and communities in a variety of settings, ranging from ambulatory, community, to hospital. Nurses also lead and manage care across the health-care continuum, including primary: health promotion and prevention; secondary: skilled, long term, and rehabilitative care; and tertiary: emergent, urgent, and acute care. Developing future nurse leaders in Indonesia is one of the greatest challenges faced by the nursing profession. This paper focuses on the basic concept of nursing leadership and the present and future leadership movement of Indonesian nurses. A clear understanding of these issues is critical to face tomorrow challenges within organizational context.
Keywords: leadership, professionalization

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