The Effective Charge Nurse Handbook: The Pocket Companion for Charge Nurse Leaders (Pack of 10)
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, FAAN
Kelly J. Gantt, RN, MBA/HCM, BSN, VHA-CM
The Effective Charge Nurse Handbook: The Pocket Companion for Charge Nurse Leaders provides new charge nurses with the competency-based skills they need to act as frontline leaders and support their organization’s quality of care mission.
In this invaluable and compact handbook, charge nurses will learn the essentials of leadership and their crucial role in optimizing their organization’s objectives, managing the continuum of care, and promoting a safe and harmonious workplace.
The Effective Charge Nurse Handbook is designed to complement Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder: A Competency-Based Approach for Developing Frontline Leaders, for use by charge nurses themselves during orientation, in-services, or self-study. It also functions as a companion to charge nurse workshops developed through the Program Builder.
Charge Nurse Leader Program Builder and The Effective Charge Nurse Handbook support the important work of creating a better, more professional environment for nurses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Preparing Charge Nurses to Lead
Chapter 2: Coordination and Delivery of Patient Care
Chapter 3: Managing Staff Performance
Chapter 4: Quality, Data, and Continual Improvement
Chapter 5: Performance Evaluations
Chapter 6: Charge Nurses Caring for Oneself and Others
This resource 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 customizable training materials and handouts
- Reduce the time spent developing training materials for charge nurses
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: December 2015
Page count: 88