Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Strategies for demonstrating respect for nurses as professionals

• Appoint a senior nurse leader at the executive level
• Hire nurses as point-of-care managers
• Hire nurse leaders with appropriate education and credentials
• Support the stability of nursing leadership
• Recognize nurses’ contributions to patient and organizational outcomes
• Develop and encourage transformational leaders with resonant leadership styles: visionaries, coaches, affiliative, and democratic