A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward - E-Book

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward - E-Book

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When you become a ward or unit manager, sister or charge nurse, your responsibilities change and you need a very different set of skills compared to your previous roles. You are now required to manage a team of staff with a set budget and are responsible for maintaining an environment in which people can work well.

This book will help you to:

  • Identify your responsibilities and best approaches as a manager to provide patients with a high standard of care through your staff;
  • Read through examples, suggestions and tips following a highly practical approach;
  • Manage your staff, time and budget;
  • Create a positive work environment;


  • Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field;
  • New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc.
  • Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints

Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780702076633
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Series: A Nurse's Survival Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The role of the ward manager

Chapter 2 - Manage your time

Chapter 3 - Create a positive working environment

Chapter 4 - Manage staff performance

Chapter 5 - Make sure care is patient-centred

Chapter 6 - Manage your budget

Chapter 7 - Improve quality and safety

Chapter 8 - Instigate a rolling recruitment programme

Chapter 9 - Be politically aware

Chapter 10 - Look after yourself

Chapter 11 - Be a good role model

Chapter 12 - Manage your manager

Chapter 13 - Manage difficult situations

Chapter 14 - Manage difficult team members

Chapter 15 - Get the best advice

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