The perceived leadership skills needed to improve the effectiveness of charge nurses: A grounded theory study

by Nunn, Gloria M., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 79 pages; 3297916


As nurses transition from staff nurses to charge nurses, they are thrust into a role change in which they go from having control of their own workload to guiding and supervising the workload of other nurses. The researcher's purpose was to observe, collect data, and analyze, through a qualitative methodology, the data on a group of staff nurses, relief charge nurses, and charge nurses, and former charge nurses now serving as managers to identify skills and behaviors that enhance the effectiveness of charge nurses. Previous studies have been conducted on the leadership skills of nurses; however, there is limited research on the leadership skills of charge nurses. Because of the limited amount of research on the leadership skills of charge nurses, it is expected that this study will add to the literature as well as to the knowledge of nurses who are in this role.

AdviserRubye Braye
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Nursing; Health care management
Publication Number3297916

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