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This concise essentials text, written by the authors of the popular Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, equips new nurses with invaluable leadership and management tools they need on the job. Developed for Associate Degree and LVN/LPN level nursing students, all case studies are aimed no higher than the charge nurse management level. An easy read with clear displays and tables, which emphasize core knowledge, this is an invaluable tool for the new nurse. Common stumbling blocks, such as effective time management, are addressed clearly and simply, and students will benefit from the practiced authors' own experience and skill. Reflective Questions in each chapter encourage the nurse to examine her own values, beliefs, and actions in developing common nursing management skills. The free accompanying ancillary package for students and instructors includes NCLEX-style chapter review questions, a test generator, an ebook, and a PowerPoint presentation, along with suggestions for responding to each of the case studies and reflective questions.
Table of Contents
Leadership and Management Tools for the New Nurse: A Case Study Approach Table of Contents Unit 1 THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 1 Understanding the Characteristics of Leadership and Management 2 Effective Leadership and Management Decision Making 3 Ethical Components of Leadership and Management 4 Legal and Patient\u2019s Rights Issues Impacting Leading and Managing Unit 2 PLANNING TOOLS FOR THE NEW NURSE 5 The Planning Process 6 Becoming a Successful Change Agent 7 Budgetary Planning Unit 3 ORGANIZING TOOLS FOR THE NEW NURSE 8 How Organizations Work 9 Organizing Patient Care 10 The Impact of Power, Politics and Unions on Organizational Climate Unit 4 STAFFING TOOLS FOR THE NEW NURSE 11 Making the Most of Interviews 12 Developing Self and Others 13 Effective Staffing and Scheduling Unit 5 DIRECTING TOOLS FOR THE NEW NURSE 14 Motivation 15 Managing Time Wisely 16 Delegation and Supervision 17 The Importance of Good Communication 18 Managing Conflict Unit 6 CONTROLLING TOOLS FOR THE NEW NURSE 19 The Quality Process 20 The Performance Appraisal 21 Discipline and Coaching Techniques