Feature| Volume 17, ISSUE 5, P432-439, October 2019

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Transformational Leadership in Nursing:

Aspiring Leaders Development Program for Indian American Nurses
      Despite the diversity in the healthcare setting, Indian nurses are underrepresented in leadership positions. Several hospital systems have formal leadership programs to train nurses to be effective leaders. However, few programs prepare minority nurses for leadership roles. This article discusses the development and implementation of a leadership program for Indian nurses by the National Association of Indian Nurses of America. The curriculum was based on the transformational leadership principles. The post-test analysis showed an improvement in the overall scores of the Leadership Practice Inventory. An increase in the representation of minority nurses in leadership positions can positively influence healthcare disparities.
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      Nancy Dias, PhD, RN, CNE, is assistant professor, College of Nursing/Department of Nursing Science, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She can be reached at [email protected] Nitha Mathew Joseph, PhD, RN, is assistant professor, Department of Undergraduate Studies, Cizik School of Nursing, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas. Jackie Michael, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, is clinical assistant professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas.