The Professional Practice of Nursing Administration / Edition 2

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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.
(organization, management, administration, OB, organization behavior, nursing administration, leadership, delegation, business, professional executive)

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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.
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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.
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: 9780827349650
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 506

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Part 1 A Framework for the Practice of Nursing Administration 1
Chapter 1 Integrated Professional Nursing Administration in Diverse Settings 3
Chapter 2 Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models 22
Chapter 3 Evolving Theories of Management 45
Chapter 4 Professional Practice Models 65
Chapter 5 The Person in a Leadership Role 80
Part 2 The Context of Nursing Administrative Practice 105
Chapter 6 Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Organizations 107
Chapter 7 Blending Clinical Practice with Organizational Design 124
Chapter 8 Community and Rural Practice Settings 140
Chapter 9 Organizational Culture 157
Chapter 10 Nursing as a Business 179
Part 3 Essential Competencies in Practice Settings 195
Chapter 11 Strategic Planning 197
Chapter 12 Receptivity to Change and Innovation 207
Chapter 13 Effective Communication 227
Chapter 14 Conflict Management 247
Chapter 15 Humor in Administration 267
Part 4 Facilitating Professional Nursing Practice 285
Chapter 16 Ethical Decision Making and Moral Judgments 287
Chapter 17 Integrated Quality Management 304
Chapter 18 Advancing Nursing Research in a Professional Practice Climate 318
Chapter 19 Mobilizing Nursing Resources 330
Chapter 20 Mentoring and Networking 351
Part 5 Building and Discovering Resources 373
Chapter 21 Building Effective Work Groups 375
Chapter 22 Personal and Group Empowerment 391
Chapter 23 Creating and Managing Fiscal Resources 411
Chapter 24 Computer Information Systems and Productivity Management 436
Chapter 25 Nurse Staffing and Scheduling 459
Part 6 Current and Emerging Challenges 481
Chapter 26 Impact of Aging on Nursing Practice Patterns 483
Chapter 27 Beyond Managed Care: Person-Centered Care 499
Chapter 28 Collective Action--Labor Relations 515
Chapter 29 Facilities Planning for Diverse Health Care Delivery Settings 527
Chapter 30 Marketing Nursing and Nursing Services 546
Part 7 Working in the Year 2000 565
Chapter 31 Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce 567
Chapter 32 Assistive Technology 583
Chapter 33 Nursing Economics and Politics in a Global Economy 600
Chapter 34 Beyond Integrating Practice, Education, and Research: The Next Steps 615
Appendices Examples of Community Nursing Businesses
A Personalized Nursing Corporation and Well-Being Institute 630
B Pursuit Health Formulas 634
C Wellspring Counseling 642
D Insight Telehealth Systems, Inc. 652
E Parish Nursing 654
F Reflections on My Journey to Private Practice 659
Index 671
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