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Charge Nurse Series Part 5 – Managing Difficult People

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN Charge nurses have a unique challenge in work environments because they have to learn to lead teams of staff and manage patients with little formal power.  When all is working well on the unit and with the team, this is not a problem.  But when a staff member, patient, physician or family member is a difficult person …

Charge Nurse Series Part 4 – How to Manage Conflict

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN In research that I have done with charge nurses, conflict management has been identified as the top challenge that they confront in their roles.  Charge nurses reported that they are frequently mediating conflicts that occur with physicians, other departments, among team members or sometimes with family.  The generational …

Charge Nurse Series Part 2 – How to Delegate Care

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN Many charge nurses find it difficult to delegate tasks to other members of their health care team.  When done well, delegation can be a very effective management tool.  It frees professional nurses to attend to more complex client needs, develop the skills of nursing assistive personnel and promote cost containment …

Charge Nurse Series Part 1 – Leading your Team

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN, “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story”.    Casey Stengel   Many nurses today are reluctant to take charge nurse roles.  Charge nurses are unsung heroes in today’s health-care environment.  Their nursing leadership is right at the point of care and critical …

Suprising Truths about Motivation

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, FAAN “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it”.  Dwight D. Eisenhower Nurse leaders at every level report that one of their greatest challenges is simply to get their staff to come to work and meet their job expectations.  I am often asked – …