Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice / Edition 3

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Nursing administration, for all its diversity and dimensions, is the work of any RN engaged in leadership and oversight of services or staff across all practice settings. This expanded concept of the nurse administrator beyond nurse executive or nurse manager is central to this new edition. From such expanded recognition of who nurse administrators are, where they practice, and how they influence healthcare environments and organizations, comes a full update of the essential guide to the specialty.

Detailed discussion of the frameworks for nursing administrator practice and the numerous key elements of the nurse administrator role, and a deep grounding in the literature, distinguish this edition, as does a new view into the variety and dimensions of the nurse administrator's leadership and oversight. Viewing the levels of oversight or sphere of influence and authority leads to a more accurate classification than job titles, and usefully conveys the expanding range of this specialty. These include:



Unit-based or service-line-based

Project- or specific task-based

Reflecting the rapid advances in this practice specialty and building on the 2004 edition (complete text is included), Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice is a foundational volume that articulates the essentials of this specialty, its accountabilities and activities-the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice-for any such nurse and those who work with them.

The standards themselves-six for nursing practice and ten for nursing professional performance-are those by which all nurses in this specialty practice. Each standard is made morespecific and usable by its set of measurement criteria, and completes the delineation of the perspectives and priorities of nursing administration. The book's summary discussion of its scope of practice-its characteristics, development and trends, education and training, its practice environments and settings, its practice roles, its ethical and conceptual bases-lends a broad context for understanding and using these standards. Also: meeting these standards is a required component of the Magnet Recognition Program.

While Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice is a reference and guide primarily for practicing nurses and nursing faculty and students, it is also an essential source document for other nurse administrators, healthcare providers, researchers, and scholars, along with those involved in funding, legal, policy, and regulatory activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558102675
  • Publisher: American Nurses Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 382,462
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iii

Scope and Standards of Practice vii

Function of the Scope of Practice Statement vii

Function of Standards vii

Preface ix

Additional Content x

Nursing Administration Scope of Practice 1

Function of the Scope of Practice 1

Introduction 2

Definition of Nurse Administrators 3

Importance and Value of Nurse Administrators 4

Frameworks for Practice 5

Nursing Process 6

Culture of Quality and Safety 6

Appreciative Inquiry 7

Organizational Development Resources 7

Mentoring 7

Emotional Intelligence 8

Transformational Leadership 8

Servant Leadership 8

Magnet Recognition Program: Five Model Components 9

Practice Environments 9

Ethics 10

Legal and Regulatory Compliance 11

Key Elements of the Nurse Administrator Role 11

Spheres of Influence 12

Organization-wide Authority 12

Unit-based or Service-Line-based Authority 15

Program-focused Authority 18

Project- or Specific Task-based Authority 18

Qualifications of Nurse Administrators 19

Education and Certification 19

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 19

Issues and Trends 21

Standards of Nursing Administration Practice 24

Function of Standards 24

Standards of Practice 25

Standard 1 Assessment 25

Standard 2 Identifies Issues, Problems, or Trends 26

Standard 3 Outcomes Identification 27

Standard 4 Planning 28

Standard 5 Implementation 29

Standard 5a Coordination 30

Standard 5b Health Promotion, Health Teaching, and Education 31

Standard 5c Consultation 32

Standard 6 Evaluation 33

Standards of Professional Performance 35

Standard 7 Quality of Practice 35

Standard 8 Education 36

Standard 9 Professional Practice Evaluation 37

Standard 10Collegiality 38

Standard 11 Collaboration 39

Standard 12 Ethics 40

Standard 13 Research 41

Standard 14 Resource Utilization 42

Standard 15 Leadership 43

Standard 16 Advocacy 44

References 45

Appendix A ANA Bill of Rights for Registered Nurses (2001) 47

Appendix B Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators, Second Edition (2004) 49

Index 87

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