Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Degree Program

College of Nursing

First Advisor

Jean Nagelkerk

Second Advisor

Kay Setter Kline

Third Advisor

Donna VanIwaarden


There is a need for nursing leaders to understand the practices of effective leaders in order to become extraordinary leaders themselves and positively impact the future of healthcare. A descriptive correlational research design was used to examine the relationship between the self assessment and the subordinate's assessment of the leadership practices of the first line nurse managers. The data were collected from a 420 bed midwest community teaching hospital. The data consisted of 84 managers and subordinates who responded to the Leadership Practices Inventory tool. The study revealed that the managers moderately performed the leadership practices. A significantly positive relationship was found between the manager and subordinate's assessment of challenging the process and inspiring a shared vision (p {dollar}<{dollar}.1).


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