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Through the Lens of Servant Leadership: African American Female Nurse Leaders’ Journey to Executive Status

Published:September 29, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2022.09.003
      This research examined how African American female nurse leaders describe their journey to their current positions as executive leaders. This study gave voice to 8 African American female nurse leaders in health care facilities in the southeast United States. The theoretical frameworks used were critical race theory and servant leadership. Three themes resulted from this phenomenological research, (a) there is no blueprint, (b) it comes with the job, and (c) the secret to my sauce. The findings of this study will inform aspiring African American female nurse leaders on how to achieve their leadership goals.
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      Biography

      Cassandra S. Galloway, MSN, RN, PhD, MBA/MHA, PhD graduate of Leadership Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, NC. E-mail: [email protected] ; Monica E. Allen, EdD, Associate Professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, NC; Donald D. Kautz, RN, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus at University of North Carolina Greensboro, Winston Salem, NC