Nurse Manager Power

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Nurse Manager Power


In this study we try to explore the concept of “Nurse Managers” in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on “Nurse Managers” and its relation with “Behaviors of Nurses”. The research also analyzes many aspects of “Nurse Managers” and tries to gauge its effect on “Behaviors of Nurses”. Finally the research describes various factors which are responsible for “Nurse Managers” and tries to describe the overall effect of “Nurse Managers” on “Behaviors of Nurses”.

Table of Content



Discussion and Analysis4

Ways to Improve Management Style of Nurse Manager4

Observation of Detrimental Behavior5

Behaviors for Optimal Functioning6

Ways by Which a Nurse Manager can Monitor Nurse's Behavior and Performance7

Recommendations and Strategies for Process Improvement7



Structure and Process8


Case Study: Nurse Manager Power


The role of nurse manager of an acute or critical care unit is one of the most difficult roles in healthcare today. This individual must juggle patient care issues, staff concerns, medical staff relationships, supply inadequacies, and organizational initiatives and then balance all of this with a personal life. The only way in which any of this is remotely possible is if the patient care unit provides a supportive environment for patients, families, and staff. The nurse manager is a pivotal person in this effort: research repeatedly shows that people do not leave their jobs, they leave their managers. This article describes how the nurse manager work with her staff to define, create, and maintain a work environment in which patient care can be improved, people enjoy working, and retention of staff can be increased.

Discussion and Analysis

Ways to Improve Management Style of Nurse Manager

Given appropriate resources and education, nurse managers can learn to effectively collaborate with treating physicians in managing the day-to-day care of patients with complex diseases. Nurse management has evolved as healthcare trends have changed how care can be delivered in an efficacious, quality, cost-effective manner, particularly in the wake of increasingly complex, co-morbid conditions. Nurse Managers currently work closely with a multitude of healthcare professionals across the continuum to address issues related to increasingly challenging trends within the industry.

Current trends in healthcare that can influence the nurse manager's ability to effect positive outcomes and decision-making processes in patient care plans include:

Opportunities to transition patients more quickly from acute care to post-acute and home care

Burden of daily care shifting from trained healthcare professionals to family/loved ones

Increase in number of treating specialists and ancillary healthcare services/products

Diminished resources to meet the financial, behavioral, social, and medical needs of patients with complex conditions

Problems associated with ongoing symptom management

Overload of Internet-based healthcare information, some of which does not accurately reflect current best practices or clinical practice guidelines

Interestingly, however, these same healthcare trends succinctly signify why the numbers of nurses in the US are increasing. Thus, a fundamental responsibility of the nurse manager is to provide effective patient/caregiver support and education. In order to accomplish this, nurse managers need to recognize the influences that healthcare trends are having on effective nursing; identify who is providing the nursing for patients with complex needs; learn how ...
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