By Liza Maricle, BSN, RN
VMS BioMarketing Clinical Nurse Educator
Being a leader is certainly not meant for every personality type, but those who lead may choose the responsibility for different reasons. Some leaders take this role as a means of staying in control of situations, while others prefer to involve other members of the team in decision-making processes. In the partnership between a Nurse Educator and patient, the second – more collaborative – type of leader is best suited for the position. Team participation fosters an environment of togetherness and creates a target for obtaining the same goals. When each member is involved in the decision-making process, the team is stronger together and more likely to achieve the desired outcome.