Texas Nurse Association
The Texas Nurse Association (TNA) is a professional association of licensed in Texas. It was founded in 1907 as a statewide membership-based professional association. The purpose of TNA is to foster high nursing standards, to work for the improvement of health standards and availability, to advance economic and general warfare for nurses, and to stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses. The goal of TNA is to promote excellence in nursing through advocacy, education, and nurturing for nurses to attain full professional potential, career satisfaction, and quality patient care “Texas Nurses Associations,” n.d.
American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a national professional association for registered nurses. The ANA protects and promotes the welfare of nurses in the work settings, advocates on issues of concern to nurses and the general public, and projects a positive view of the nursing profession. The purpose of ANA is to foster a high standard of care for nursing, work for the availability of healthcare services, and improvement of health standards for all people. Also, the ANA advocates workplace standards that support the nursing profession and foster safe patient and stimulate and promotes professional development for nurses, and advance their welfare. The goals of ANA are to increase the number of graduates prepared and baccalaureate in America and improve nursing education through academic leadership and public advocacy. Another goal for ANA is to inform healthcare stakeholders and policymakers regarding the current nursing trends and education “American Nurses Association,” n.d.
Democratic leadership is a form of leadership where a team is guided by a leader and all individuals are involved in process of decision-making to determine what needs to be done and how it should be done (McKeown & Carey, 2015). However, the leader of the team has the authority to make the final decision of the team. Democratic leadership in nursing management is quite effective because all the staff feels valued because they are involved in decision making and hence they attempt to give their best.
“American Nurses Association,” n.d https://www.nursingworld.org/ana
McKeown, M., & Carey, L. (2015). Democratic leadership: a charming solution for nursing’s legitimacy crisis. Journal of clinical nursing, 24(3-4), 315-317.
“Texas Nurses Associations,” n.d. Retrieved from http://www.texasnurses.org