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Becoming Influential : Guide for Nurses

Becoming Influential : Guide for Nurses - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130485199

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ISBN13: 978-0130485199
ISBN10: 0130485195
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Becoming Influential : Guide for Nurses - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130485199

Eleanor Sullivan

ISBN13: 978-0130485199
ISBN10: 0130485195
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in Management, Professional Issues and Roles, and RN to BSN.

This groundbreaking book applies a practical approach toward becoming a professional nurse with exemplary influence skills. The emphasis on the importance of nurses' influence in the workplace, presented in this easy-to-read and timely resource, includes numerous examples of real-life situations. It provides specific techniques for enhancing influence-making skills and offers advice for using enhanced influence skills to solve common workplace problems.

Features

  • Practical, cutting edge presentation--Provides real skills to help nurses develop strategies to become more influential.
    • Provides students with specific advice for becoming more influential in a personal upbeat presentation.
  • Learning activities in every chapter.
    • Provides students with activities that help transfer concepts into practice.
  • Anecdotes and examples of actual events bring concepts to life.
    • Provides students with real-life scenarios that demonstrate both positive outcomes and negative results in given situations.
  • Self-assessment tools--Measuring your Organizational Power; Communication Skills; Setting Goals; Negotiating and Confrontation Skills; Preparing for an Interview; and Measuring Your Personal Effectiveness.
    • Helps students assess their level of skill and measure their improvement.
  • Career building plans.
    • Provides students with guidelines for making a career plan, building a resume, tracking career progress and preparing speeches.
  • Learning activities--Including Role Play, Debates, Observations, Interview, Networking Assignments.
    • Provides students with activities to enhance both content and skill practice.

Table of Contents

I. UNDERSTANDING INFLUENCE.

1. What Is Influence and Why Do I Need It?
2. Rules of the Game.
3. Understanding and Using Your Power.
4. The Power of Image.
5. Communicating Effectively.
6. Why Politics?

II. USING INFLUENCE.

7. Setting Goals and Making Things Happen.
8. Making Connections and Building Coalitions.
9. Negotiating for What You Want.
10. Dealing with Difficult People and Situations.

III. PUTTING INFLUENCE TO WORK.

11. Telling Nursing's Story.
12. Managing Your Career.
13. (Nursing) Practice Makes Perfect.
14. Preparing Your Successors.
15. Leaving Your Legacy.

Appendix A: Ten Little Known Secrets for Success.
Appendix B: Additional Resources.