Nurses are very important in promoting the
health and well-being of a population. The delivery of
quality work by nurses requires continuous monitoring,
evaluation and oversight conducted by an experienced and
highly qualified and effective nursing managers to ensure
that subordinates are performing their required job duties.
Nurse Managers apply unique leadership styles to be
effective as healthcare leaders. However, a nursing leader's
emotional intelligence impacts how successful a nursing
leader is in carrying out day-to-day activities. A nursing
leader's emotional intelligence is a nursing leader's ability
to recognize their own emotions and those of others and to
wield them well to bring about positive change. The
healthcare industry requires changes in behavior,
particularly in the field of nursing, and the nursing
manager's ability to initiate these changes requires a
combination of leadership style, personal emotions, and
perceptions of others to influence such changes to be
successful in getting others to do assigned tasks meet if they
have strong emotional intelligence. The combination of
logical and emotional intelligence helps them deal with
complex situations in the current healthcare system.
Evidence suggests that most nurses neglect their emotional
intelligence and that of others and focus solely on their
leadership style when leading subordinates. The biggest
problems nurses encounter in delivering quality healthcare
services to patients are attributed to the lack of synergy
between emotional intelligence and leadership styles.
Information on the impact of nurses' emotional intelligence
on their leadership style is insufficient in Africa. This paper
provides a protocol to review all available research data on
the impact of emotional intelligence in caregivers in Africa,
to assess previous work and, where appropriate, to identify
and fill gaps in order to increase the body of knowledge,
particularly emotional intelligence and nursing leadership
Conclusion: Researchers expect to find studies of emotional
intelligence that will enhance the knowledge of nurse
managers to effectively make appropriate decisions that can
improve nursing job performance in the healthcare
industry in Africa.
Systematic review registration: Research registry UID:
The Objective of review:
To conduct a scoping review on the impact(s) of emotional
intelligence of nurse managers' leadership in Africa.
This review's key research question will be: To date
what range of evidence on emotional intelligence of Nurse
Managers in Africa exists within the last ten years? The
following are the sub-research questions for this suggested
1. Is there evidence on the level of nurse managers’
emotional intelligence in Africa?
2. Is there evidence on the impact of emotional intelligence
on nurse managers’ effectiveness?
3. Is there evidence on the impact of emotional intelligence
on nurse managers’ performance?
Purpose of review: This review will enable nursing
managers to gain much deeper knowledge and update the
current information about nursing managers' emotional
intelligence in relation to their leadership. The influence of
nursing managers' emotional intelligence on job
performance, subordinates and decision-making could be
Systematic review registration: This review will be
registered with the Research Registry for Systematic
Keywords : Emotional intelligence, Impact, Nurse Managers, Africa.