LEADERSHIP AS THE KEY TO THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF NURSING IN INDONESIA

By: Ferry Efendi
Abstract:
Leadership in nursing being 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 to community to inpatient. Nurses also lead and manage care across the health-care continuum, including primary health promotion and prevention; secondary skilled, long term, and rehabilitative; 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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