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Younger Nurse Leaders Leading Older Nurses

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      Younger nurses are taking the helm in nursing leadership as older nurses are leaving the profession due to retirement and burnout. A sample of 103 registered nurses who were at least 10 years older than their direct supervisor were surveyed to determine their job-related emotional well-being considering their supervisor’s exhibited leadership style. The results of a Pearson’s r correlational analysis revealed statistically significant relationships between job-related emotional well-being and leadership style. Since emotional well-being was correlated to leadership style when older nurses reported to younger leaders, the findings of this study may be helpful in developing younger nurse leaders for the challenges faced in a transitioning workforce.
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      Aydrian Y. DeDiemar Dr, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, is a nurse executive at HCA Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee. She can be reached at [email protected]