Accession Number : ADA254298


Title :   The Self-Identified Skills and Competencies of First-Line Nurse Managers


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Nistler, Candy J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254298.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to identify the self-perceived skills and competencies of selected newly appointed middle managers. The target population was the first time, first-line, nurse manager in the 0-3 year range. The study was conducted in one urban hospital. This was an explorative, descriptive study utilizing a questionnaire instrument. This questionnaire identifies the skills and competencies the new manager feels they can complete independently and the areas in which they feel the need for additional assistance. The results indicated that there are some definite areas where the first time, first-line, manager could benefit from more specific educational preparation. These areas included problem identification, planning and evaluating the care provided; the development of retention strategies and formal orientation programs; and budgeting, specifically, controlling expenses, staffing/scheduling and coordinating/directing.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , *NURSES , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE