The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder: A Competency-Based Approach for Developing Frontline Leaders
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, FAAN
Kelly J. Gantt, RN, MBA/HCM, BSN, VHA-CM
The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder: A Competency-Based Approach for Developing Frontline Leaders is a comprehensive curriculum and road map for developing frontline leaders and ensuring charge nurses are trained, mentored, and supported in their roles.
The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder is the complete resource for creating a new program or revitalizing your existing training. It defines relevant competencies and provides the tools and framework that you need to get a program up and running.
Use the book and its accompanying tools and resources to hold charge nurse workshops for those new to the role and provide ongoing training and development opportunities. The curriculum is already developed for you, so you can immediately get started.
You can also pair The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder with The Effective Charge Nurse Handbook, a pack of 10 short, easy-to-read handbooks to give to charge nurses and support them in their important work of creating a better, more professional nursing environment.
"The Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder is an invaluable resource for nurse leaders looking to build a comprehensive evidence-based program to educate current and future charge nurses. Authors Swihart and Gantt have done their homework on the key skills and competencies needed by charge nurses in today's environment. Of special value in this book are tools such as a charge nurse job description, sample interview questions for those applying for charge nurse positions, a charge nurse competency validation form, a charge nurse assessment tool and a table of contents for a charge nurse reference manual."
-Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Professor & Director, Nursing Leadership Institute
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Charge Nurses as Frontline Nurse Leaders
Chapter 2: Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities of Charge Nurses
Chapter 3: Planning the Charge Nurse Program
Chapter 4: Charge Nurse Preceptors and Mentors
Chapter 5: Orientation and Competency
Chapter 6: Building the Charge Nurse Program
Chapter 7: Quality Management and Continual Improvement
Chapter 8: Navigating Standards, Regulations, & Policies
Chapter 9: Coordination and Delivery of Patient Care
Chapter 10: Managing Staff Performance
Chapter 11: Building Healthy Teams
Chapter 12: Shared Governance
Chapter 13: Performance Evaluations
Chapter 14: Stress Management: Caring for Oneself and Others
This book will help you:
- Equip charge nurses in training with the skills they need to provide leadership to staff on their unit
- Train hundreds of charge nurses using one resource
- Provide charge nurses with customizable training materials and handouts, saving you development time
About the Authors
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, FAAN, is an internationally known speaker, author, educator, and consultant on topics related to preceptors, shared governance, competency assessment, professional development, servant leadership, professional research, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Swihart is the CEO of the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement.
Kelly J. Gantt, RN, MBA/HCM, BSN, VHA-CM, currently works as a clinical improvement consultant and academic facilitator for undergraduates and graduates on legal issues in healthcare, including regulation and compliance and health law and ethics. She has over 18 years of diverse experience in nursing, having held leadership, management, and educator positions as well as clinical roles within the healthcare industry (private, state, and federal entities). Gantt has been instrumental in leading transformative initiatives to improve patient care and services. She is a proud member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., the international association for professional registered nurses.
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Published: November 2015
Page count: 222