Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Nurse Manager Role

As a Nurse Manager, you will function in a leadership capacity within an organization that employs nurses; Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants. As a leader in this profession you will guide nursing staff in the delivery of quality patient care, through sound decision making and shared governance, and staff development. Many other skills of the Nurse Manager are vital for success in our time of financial consciousness, fast paste medical technological advances, and advances in communication technology.

Nurse Managers need to understand the role and how this leadership position will impact those who work under their supervision and alternately impact patient care.

Rule of thumb. Think about all of the bosses, supervisors, and managers, you have had, over the years of your nursing career. Which ones did you admire and why. Which ones did you hate to see coming, why. Emulate the qualitites you admired and avoid duplicating those qualities of the most undesirable leaders.

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