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Overview

This third edition blends emerging ideas from the organizational, behavioral, and management sciences with nursing as it should be practiced. It includes a completely new look at the world of nursing administration, which is rapidly becoming recognized as the professional level of nursing. This indispensable resource includes the essential personal and group skills required for nurses entering the 21st century. This third edition firmly links community nursing in all settings of practice and addresses the need for learning new behaviors in creative environments that maximize the human potential of both clients and workers. In addition to providing a thorough understanding of leadership and management theories, this book includes approaches to building and running nursing entrepreneurships and businesses in community settings. This exciting new edition will help nurses develop the personal and professional skills they need to succeed.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Connie J. Rowles, RN, DSN (Indiana University School of Nursing)
Description: This book is in its third edition; the prior editions were published in 1994 and 1985.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a framework for professional nursing practice with skills that are necessary for the 21st Century. This is certainly needed in the current healthcare environment where nursing concerns may be overridden by other pressing organizational issues.
Audience: The text is written for undergraduate and graduate students as well as other nurses needing information about leadership/management concepts. This leveling of information proves effective except for the undergraduate student. The authors and contributors have excellent credentials.
Features: The topics usually included in leadership/management texts (e.g., leadership, nursing resources, financial management, managing a multi-cultural workforce, quality management) are presented. Also included are other intriguing topics such as humor in nursing administration, nursing as a business, marketing nursing, and global influences to nursing administration. The most intriguing section is contained in the appendixes where there are six examples of nurse entrepreneurial businesses. There are two criticisms of this text. First, nursing research is mentioned throughout the text, but many of the references are old with little research actually integrated into the content. Also, the concept of evidence based practice is never explained. The second problem is the length — this book is well over 600 pages. In today's educational environment many are questioning the use of texts at all, and with so many resources available online, texts of this length become questionable for use.
Assessment: This very interesting text contains some routine content usually included in management texts but also has additional interesting chapters. It should be recommended for graduate students or other nurses desiring information about nursing service administration concepts.
Connie J. Rowles
This book is in its third edition; the prior editions were published in 1994 and 1985. The purpose is to provide a framework for professional nursing practice with skills that are necessary for the 21st Century. This is certainly needed in the current healthcare environment where nursing concerns may be overridden by other pressing organizational issues. The text is written for undergraduate and graduate students as well as other nurses needing information about leadership/management concepts. This leveling of information proves effective except for the undergraduate student. The authors and contributors have excellent credentials. The topics usually included in leadership/management texts (e.g., leadership, nursing resources, financial management, managing a multi-cultural workforce, quality management) are presented. Also included are other intriguing topics such as humor in nursing administration, nursing as a business, marketing nursing, and global influences to nursing administration. The most intriguing section is contained in the appendixes where there are six examples of nurse entrepreneurial businesses. There are two criticisms of this text. First, nursing research is mentioned throughout the text, but many of the references are old with little research actually integrated into the content. Also, the concept of evidence based practice is never explained. The second problem is the length -- this book is well over 600 pages. In today's educational environment many are questioning the use of texts at all, and with so many resources available online, texts of this length become questionable for use. This very interesting text contains some routine content usually included inmanagement texts but also has additional interesting chapters. It should be recommended for graduate students or other nurses desiring information about nursing service administration concepts.
Booknews
Provides a clinical and management theoretical framework for professional nursing administration, blending emerging ideas from the organizational, behavioral, and management sciences with clinical nursing as it should be practiced. Chapters are organized in groups according to major themes that could pertain to any organizational structure. This third edition contains new material on nursing as a business, establishing entrepreneurships, assistive technology, and managed care. Simms is associate professor emeritus in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766807907
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/24/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,254,597
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Lillian M. Simms, PhD., R.N., F.A.A.N. is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the School of Nursing in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sylvia A. Price, Ph.D, R.N. is a Retired Professor from the College of Nursing in the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Naomi E. Ervin, Ph.D, R.N., C.S. FAAN, is an Associate Professor at the Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. A FRAMEWORK FOR THE PRACTICE OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION: Integrated Professional Nursing Administration in Diverse Settings. Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models. Evolving Theories of Management. Professional Practice Models. The Person in a Leadership Role. THE CONTEXT OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION PRACTICE: Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Organizations. Blending Clinical Practice with Organizational Design. Beyond the Hospital: Community and Rural Practice Setting. Organizational Culture. Nursing as a Business. ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES IN PRACTICE SETTINGS: Strategic Planning. Receptivity to Change and Innovation. Effective Communication. Conflict Management. Humor in Administration/the Comedy of Management. FACILITATING PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE: Ethical Decision Making the Moral Judgements. Integrated Quality Management. Advancing Nursing Research in a Professional Practice Climate. Mobilizing Nursing Resources. Mentoring and Networking. BUILDING AND DISCOVERING RESOURCES: Building Effective Work Groups. Personal and Group Empowerment. Creating and Managing Fiscal Resources. Computer Information Systems and Productivity Management. Nurse Staffing and Scheduling. CURRENT AND EMERGING CHALLENGES: Impact of Aging on Nursing Practice Patterns. Beyond Managed Care: People Centered Care. Collective Action — Labor Relations. Facilities Planning for Diverse Health Care Delivery Settings. Marketing Nursing and Nursing Services. WORKING IN THE YEAR 2000: Building Cultural Diversity in Work Groups. Assistive Technology. Nursing Economics and Politics in a Global Economy. Beyond Integrating Practice, Education, and Research: The Next Steps. APPENDIX: Conversations with new nurse executives.

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