The phenomenon of leadership : classic/historical and contemporary leadership theories -- The nature of leadership : distinguishing leadership from management -- Disequilibrium and chaos : challenging, invigorating, and growth producing -- The world and new leadership : changing our thinking about leadership -- Followership and empowerment -- Leadership as an integral component of each nurse's professional role -- Vision and creativity -- Gender perspectives in leadership -- Shaping a preferred future for nursing -- Developing as a leader throughout one's career -- Leadership, excellence, and creating the future of nursing
Nurses are already nurse managers. They must manage patient caseloads and care plans as well as supervise aides, technicians, and other care providers. But moving from this type of organic management to a defined nurse manager role is not a natural progression. Nurse managers must command a vast, diverse, and robust skill set, and those skills must first be defined, explained, and operationalized for success. In an environment that offers new managers little support, where do they turn?.
Contents: The nurse manager role today -- Management: an overview -- Human resource management -- Communications -- Day-to-day operations -- Effective time management -- Resource management and budgeting basics -- Legal issues and risk management -- Taking care of yourself and your staff -- When bad things happen to good managers -- The nurse manager in home care and hospice -- Where to from here?
The book provides a wealth of critical information, practical tools, creative vision, and inspiration that will help to facilitate leadership at the highest level of clinical practice...Written expressly for APRNs transitioning into leadership role. sGrounded in competencies and essentials of doctorate education for advanced nursing practiceTraces the trajectory from expert clinician to role of leader of complex organizations and patient populations. Draws from experts in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, nursing, and health care.