Critical Role of Human Resource Management in the Cost, Quality and Productivity Equation
New Horizons in Management series
Edited by Peter Spurgeon, Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper
Chapter 9: Nurse leaders: partners in health care leadership
In this chapter we open with a brief description of the history and current context of the field of nursing. Second, we review the role of nurse leaders and the extant literature on their effective characteristics and required competencies. Third, we report our findings from two surveys of nurses at various institutions and levels. Finally, we draw several conclusions about effective nurse leadership and provide summary recommendations.
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