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Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing



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Completely updated in a new edition,Effective Leadership and Management in Nursingprovides nurseswith the necessary skills to make sound management decisions in a dynamic health care environment. Used worldwide, this award-winning book is now offered in a revised seventh edition to reflect the many changes in health care and nursing. Targeted to both practicing nurses and those in management, this book provides the tools for using the skills presented in each chapter, case studies with a managers checklist, critical thinking questions, key terms, an easy-to-read format, and a link to online instruction. In the ever-changing health care environment, nurses have never needed this information more.

Author Biography

Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the former dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing, past president of Sigma Theta Tau International, and editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, testified before the U. S. Senate, served on a National Institutes of Health council, presented papers to international audiences, been quoted in Chicago Tribune,  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Rolling Stone Magazine, and named “Who’s Who in Health Care” by Kansas City Business Journal. She earned nursing degrees from St. Louis Community College, St. Louis University, and Southern Illinois University and holds a PhD from St. Louis University.


Dr. Sullivan is known for her publications in nursing, including this award-winning textbook, Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing, and Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses  from Prentice Hall. Other publications include Creating Nursing’s Future: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges and Nursing Care for Clients with Substance Abuse.

Today Dr. Sullivan is a professional speaker and mystery author. Her mystery series (Twice Dead, Deadly DiversionAssumed Dead) features nurse sleuth Monika Everhardt. By showing nursing realistically, she hopes that readers will understand the complexity of nursing care and the skills and knowledge involved in being a nurse.

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Table of Contents

Understanding Nursing Management And Organizations
Introducing Nursing Management
Designing Organizations
Delivering Nursing Care
Leading, Managing, Following
Initiating and Implementing Change
Managing and Improving Quality
Understanding Power And Politics
Learning Key Skills In Nursing Management
Thinking Critically, Making Decisions, Solving Problems
Communicating Effectively
Delegating Successfully
Building And Managing Teams
Handling Conflict
Managing Time
Managing Resources
Budgeting And Managing Fiscal Resources
Recruiting And Selecting Staff
Staffing and Scheduling
Motivating And Developing Staff
Evaluating Staff Performance
Coaching, Disciplining, and Terminating Staff
Reducing Turnover, Retaining Staff
Managing Absenteeism and Other Staff Problems
Preventing Workplace Violence
Handling Collective-Bargaining Issues
Taking Care Of Yourself
Managing Stress
Advancing Your Career
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