Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to learn the experiences of the staff nurses.
Learning Objective 2: Leadership has different meanings in various participants. The learner will be able to determine the art or process of influencing people is called leadership
Methods: Qualitative using a descriptive phenomenological approach. The sample consists of the nurses who work at least 5 years in Gulhane Military Medical Academy, and the poulation was 11 staff nurses who accepted to be consented to this study. An in-depth interview format using open-ended questioning was employed to collect data.
Results: Major three themes emerged from the participants’ description; To be a leader or a manager, Properties of being a leader, Experience of being a leader.
Conclusion: Leadership has different meanings in various participants. They defines leadership as influence, that is, the art or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals.