Promotion of Entrepreneurial Behavior in the Army Nurse Executive: One Answer to Lessening the Impact of the Nurse Shortage
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this paper is to present one possible strategy for dealing with the nursing shortage facing the army nurse corps ANC development of entrepreneural behavior in the Army nurse executive. Today, the Army Nurse Corps is faced with the challenge of continually doing more with less. It also faces the challenge of providing quality nursing care in the midst of the worst nursing shortage this country has ever seen. The senior leadership of the Army Nurse Corps, Army Nurse Executives, must deal with the ever present fiscal constraints and personnel shortages. The leadership must create an environment that promotes job satisfaction for its nurses and enhances quality patient care. The nurse executive who develops develops personal entrepreneurial behaviors, i. e. innovation, autonomy, risk-taking, vision future oriented, and people orientation will contribute more successfully in this time of manpower and fiscal shortfall. The background section, includes a discussion of the nursing shortage, managerial demands of the ANC executive and thesis. The review of the literature focuses on description of entrepreneurial behaviors and organizational effectiveness are presented. The conclusions and implications of entrepreneurial behavior within the ANC are also presented. Lastly, recommendations for a strategy based on the inclusion of entrepreneurial behavior will be proposed as one possible answer to lessening the impact of the nursing shortage in the ANC.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research