Nursing Leadership in Saudi Arabia
Rapid population growth in Saudi Arabia has added to the complexities of its healthcare system, which makes it necessary to study some of the aspects of its healthcare system in detail. The field of nursing is one such aspect. This paper aims to review some of the research studies which have been carried out on nursing leadership in Saudi Arabia. For this paper, specific search terms were used in Google Scholar search engine and the results were shortlisted according to the year of publication. From the review of the studies available on the subject, it was clear that the current policy of Saudisation has not boded well for the field of nursing as there are significant challenges in the recruitment and retention of Saudi nationals in the field (e.g. insufficient training programs, religious and cultural limitations, social perceptions, gender issues etc.). The issue of job satisfaction dependent on nursing leadership style has also been talked about.
Keywords: Nursing Leadership, Healthcare, Saudi Arabia, Review