Leadership and Management for Nurses: Core Competencies for Quality Care, 3rd edition

  • Anita Finkelman

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Leadership and Management for Nurses: Core Competencies for Quality Care is designed for all courses in leadership or management in nursing. It also serves as a refresher for topics and issues previously covered in nursing school, while also addressing issues that nurses will face in their new professional practice. This book is an excellent resource for professionals in the nursing field and is also a perfect fit for an RN-to-BSN Leadership and Management course.

Leadership and Management for Nurses offers a current perspective on leadership and management in nursing, and gives nurses a thorough understanding of what it takes to lead in delivering quality health care. Reflecting the Institute of Medicine’s influential framework, the book emphasizes five core competencies: providing patient-centered care; working in interdisciplinary teams; employing evidence-based practice; applying quality improvement; and utilizing informatics. Two entirely new chapters examine critical issues in healthcare delivery today. Expanded end-of-chapter Applying Leadership and Management features encourage students to think like nurses as they hone their clinical-reasoning skills, apply competencies, and engage with the content.

Table of contents

  1. Conceptual Base for Leadership and Management
  2. Health Care Policy, Legal Issues, and Ethics in Health Care Delivery
  3. Operational and Strategic Planning: Change, Innovation, and Decision Making
  4. Organizational Structure for Effective Care Delivery
  5. Health Care Economics
  6. Acute Care Health Care Organizations
  7. Public/Community Health: Expansion and Need for Leadership  
  8. Managing Patient-Centered Care
  9. Diversity and Disparities in Health Care
  10. Recruitment and Retention: Meeting Staffing Requirements
  11. Consumers and Nurses
  12. Developing Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Teams
  13. Improving Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination, and Conflict Resolution
  14. Effective Staff Communication and Working Relationships
  15. Delegation for Effective Outcomes
  16. Evidence-Based Practice and Management
  17. Health Care Quality: A Critical Health Policy Issue
  18. Implementing Health Care Quality Improvement
  19. Health Care Informatics and Technology
  20. Staff Education to Meet Health Professions Core Competencies and Improve Care

APPENDIX AONE Nurse Executive Competencies


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Published by Pearson (October 9th 2015) - Copyright © 2016