Nurse Manager Power

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Nurse Manager Power [Author’s Name] [Institution’s Name] Nurse Manager Power Introduction “First-line nurse managers play a critical management role because they greatly influence the success of healthcare organizations” (Chase, 1994, p. 56). The nurse manager role is currently seen as one of the hardest, most complex roles in healthcare…

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The author playing the role of her boss will assess the case and suggest how she can improve her management skills using literature on management. Case Study Mrs. Jackson is a nurse manager on a coronary care step-down unit. She has a habit of dictating solutions to staff in case of any problem. She is also habitual of degrading her staff publicly and uses a rather a superior attitude. In addition, she also shows more favorable attitude towards some of her staff members and give them relax hours and vacations according to their desire while coerce the other staff members. Also, it has been observed that staff members who confront her are assigned worst hours and shifts and their request to change the shift is usually ignored. Considering this situation, the author has explored the detrimental and optimal behavior for unit functioning followed by observation and suggestion for Mrs. Jackson to improve her management skills. Behavior which is considered detrimental to the unit’s functioning Nurse Managers have is key in the acute care nursing area as it deals with development and retention of staff, with on the whole unit competency. ...
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