Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Nursing Leadership Style, Training Methods, and Use of Electronic Health Records by Nurses in Jordanian Hospitals: A Descriptive Study


Department of Adult Health Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Faculty of Nursing, Mafraq, Jordan


Cape Breton University, School of Nursing, Nova Scotia, Canada


Adult Health & Critical Care Department, Sultan Qaboos University, College of Nursing, Muscat, Oman

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 110-116
DOI: 10.54614/FNJN.2022.20177
Read: 479 Downloads: 125 Published: 25 May 2022

AIM: The study aimed to assess the level of practice of nursing leadership characteristics during the implementation of electronic health records as perceived by nurses.

METHOD: A cross-sectional survey design was used in this study. The study recruited 213 nurses from five hospitals which had recently implemented electronic health solution. Data was collocated using self-administrated questionnaire composed of three sub-domains. The study was granted from the Ethics Committees of the investigators universities and the Jordanian Ministry of Health. Descriptive and correctional statistics were used for data analysis.

RESULTS: Data were collected from 213 nurses, the majority of participants (72.3%) were female. Of them, 45% reported receiving full support from their leaders in using electronic health records. Classroom-based training was the most frequently used teaching method during the implementation of electronic health records (59.6%).

CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated that diverse leadership styles were practiced during the implementation process of the electronic health records: setting directions, developing people, and redesigning their organizations. The most commonly practiced item was clarifying the reasons for using electronic health records. Such information could enhance the effective adoption of electronic health records by nurses.

Cite this article as: Bani Hani, S., Aldiabat, K. M., & Al Qadire, M. (2022). Nursing leadership style, training methods, and use of electronic health records by nurses in Jordanian hospitals: A descriptive study. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing., 30(2), 110-116.

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