Roles Of A Nurse Manager

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A Nurse Manager Nurse managers work in different settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory clinics, home health agencies, hospice care facilities, etc. The nature of the work depends on the setting in which they work. Apart from taking care of the paperwork and documentation, nurse managers ensure that the staff nurses are providing quality patient care by following evidence-based guidelines as well as facility outlined policies and procedures. Nurse managers and leaders have an important role to play in empowering nurses to transform patient care by providing high quality care that is tailored to individual patient needs (McSherry, Pearce, Grimwood, & McSherry, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of a nurse …show more content…
She described herself as a transactional leader who motivates staff by reward, praise and recognition. One of the roles of a nurse manager in enhancing nursing excellence is to enable, empower, support, encourage, motivate and inspire the staff so that they can achieve their true potential (McSherry, Pearce, Grimwood, & McSherry, 2012). The nurse manager interviewed clearly showed managerial qualities of support, help, motivation and inspiration whenever she helped her staff with their assignment or advocated for them. Nurse leaders, on the other hand, lead the group through change by directing, supporting and communicating with the staff while providing quality patient care (Salmela, Eriksson, & Fagerstrom, 2012). While it is true that the nurse manager interviewed did initiate some changes and lead the staff through it, the fact that it was a small-scale change and not an institution wide activity, with her limited experience as a nurse manager does not make her a true leader in author’s …show more content…
The manager was hard working, helpful, motivating, honest and compassionate. The author has been a nurse for last two years and cannot imagine himself performing similar duties and fulfilling the similar role as this nurse manager. The author believes that one needs skills to manage the whole unit along with several other individuals including nurses and aids. It is the manager’s duty to make sure that the unit functions smoothly, quality patient care is being provided, and issues and concerns of the staff, family members and patients are being addressed in a timely manner. The author believes that this is not the right time for him to assume this role with limited experience he has in the nursing

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