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Nursing issues
Targeting personalised leadership factors based on the organisational needs of nurses may cultivate and improve their nursing leadership
  1. Shaminder Singh1,
  2. Sumeeta Kapoor2
  1. 1 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2 Acute Pain Services, Department of Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shaminder Singh, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6, Canada; ssingh2{at}

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Commentary on: Cummings GG, Lee S, Tate K, et al. The essentials of nursing leadership: a systematic review of factors and educational interventions influencing nursing leadership. Int J Nurs Stud 2020;115:103842.

Implications for both practice and research

  • Implementation programmes to improve nursing leadership should attend to the needs of nursing leaders in their specific organisational contexts.

  • Innovative theoretical frameworks of nursing leadership should be developed to guide interventions and their implementation in a wide range of healthcare settings.


Nursing leadership transpires clinical, administrative and executive roles and responsibilities of nurses across various settings such as academic institutions, community and hospitals.1 Yet, what factors constitute nursing leadership and how to practically institute and improve the leadership practices in healthcare settings are persistent scholarly questions,2 which Cummings et al strove …

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