Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing

Effective Leadership & Management in Nursing
  • 8th Ed.
  • 2013
  • © Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Eleanor J. Sullivan PhD, RN, FAAN
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-281454-4 / ISBN-13: 978-0-13-281454-6
  • Nursing


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Extensively updated to reflect the latest changes in the healthcare system, Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing, 8/e will help both practicing and student nurses manage successfully in today’s challenging, resource-limited healthcare environments. The most up-to-date and complete learning package for nurses who intend to manage, this book combines practicality with conceptual understanding, tapping expertise of contributors from many relevant disciplines, especially healthcare management professionals. This edition offers new or expanded coverage of healthcare reform; quality initiatives; Magnet-certified hospitals; emotional and multicratic leadership; social media; preparation for large-scale emergencies; prevention and response to bullying and workplace violence; and much more. Throughout, new MediaLink boxes link readers to updated resources and activities on the web.

Hallmark Features:

• Helps students understand how they fit as nurse managers in today’s healthcare institutions and environments — explaining how organizations are designed, how nursing care is delivered, key concepts of leadership and management; how to initiate and manage change; and how to use power and politics to provide quality care.

• Covers all the key skills nurses need to lead — including critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving, communicating with a variety of individuals and groups, delegating, working in teams, resolving conflicts, and managing time.

• Prepares readers to manage limited resources more effectively — presenting up-to-date coverage of budgeting fiscal resources; recruiting and selecting staff; handling staffing and scheduling; motivating and developing staff; evaluating staff performance; coaching, disciplining and terminating staff; managing absenteeism, reducing turnover; handling personnel problems; and participating in the collective bargaining process.

• Helps nurse managers take care of themselves and build their careers — with invaluable coverage of stress; management and how to achieve the goals that lead to promotion.

• Organized to support effective learning and deeper mastery — providing concise chapter outlines and previews; key terms lists and a complete glossary; “What You Know Now” summaries; and lists of key “tools” for applying each chapter’s behaviors.

• Helps students test, deepen, and apply their understanding — through questions, exercises, case studies, and Manager’s Checklists that link concepts to the real-world challenges nurse managers face.

New to this Edition:

• New! Information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — as well as other changes to law and regulation that nursing managers must understand

• New! Emphasis on quality initiatives — including the effective application of Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and DMAIC in healthcare institutions

• New! Coverage of Magnet-certified hospitals — including key success factors

• Updated! Revised and improved coverage of electronic medical records — helping students successfully lead or participate in the major shift to EMRs now underway in thousands of healthcare organizations

• Expanded! Covers the use of social media in healthcare management — including best practices and pitfalls to avoid

• Improved! Stronger emphasis on emotional and multicratic leadership — showing how to provide firm structure when necessary, while encouraging input and participation at other times

• New! Covers advance preparation for emergencies — including preparation for mass casualties due to natural disaster, terrorism, accidents, or other causes

• New! Explains bullying behaviors — showing how to counteract them as a manager

• New! Covers workplace violence — including risk factors, avoidance, and what to do if it occurs

• New! MediaLink boxes throughout — connecting readers to updated resources and activities at www.prenhall.com/sullivan



For courses in nursing management in programs including baccalaureate degrees in generic and BSN completion, and graduate-level nursing programs; for education departments in health care organizations; for nurses in clinical practice who aspire to leadership; and for those already in leadership positions.


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