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Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management - 2nd edition

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780803608177

ISBN10: 0803608179

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management by Ruth M. Tappen, Sally A. Weiss and Diane K. Whitehead - ISBN 9780803608177
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No
Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management by Ruth M. Tappen, Sally A. Weiss and Diane K. Whitehead - ISBN 9780803608177

ISBN13: 9780803608177

ISBN10: 0803608179

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This textbook is designed to help the new nursing graduate make the transition to professional nursing practice. It focuses on the staff nurse as a vital member of the healthcare team amd manager of patient care.


  • Examines and differentiates the basic concepts of leadership and management
  • Contains case studies and examples to illustrate the application of concepts to practice in today's health care environment
  • Uses simple, readable language to introduce the student to important issues and trends in nursing; topics include delegating, personal career development, and managing time
  • Includes new chapter on delegation
  • Incorporates examples from acute and long-term care to illustrate important concepts
  • Defines motivation, communication, and conflict resolution concepts and shows the student how to effectively use these principles in the workplace
  • Pedagogical features include chapter objectives and summaries, study questions, and critical thinking questions

Author Bio

Tappen, Ruth M. : Florida Atlantic University

By Ruth M. Tappen, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Christine E. Lynn Eminent Scholar, Florida Atlantic University, College of Nursing, Boca Raton, Florida.

Weiss, Sally A. : Broward Community College

Sally A. Weiss, EdD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Whitehead, Diane K. : Broward Community College

Diane K. Whitehead, EdD, RN, Department Head, Nursing, Broward Community College, Davie, Florida.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Leadership and Management

1. Keys to Effective Leadership and Management
2. Getting People to Work Together
3. Giving and Receiving Feedback

Unit 2: Leading and Managing

4. Delegation
5. Managing Client Care
6. Time Management
7. Organizations, Power, and Empowerment
8. Dealing with Problems and Conflicts
9. People and the Process of Change
10. Work-Related Stress and Burnout
11. The Workplace

Unit 3: Professional Issues

12. Nursing Practice and the Law
13. Questions of Values and Ethics
14. Your Nursing Career
15. Historic Leaders in Nursing
16. Nursing Today
17. Looking to the Future

Appendix 1: American Association Code for Nurses
Appendix 2: Standards of Care
Appendix 3: A Summary of Important Position Statements from the ANA
Appendix 4: A Patient's Bill of Rights
Appendix 5: Core Components and Competencies for Graduates of Associate Degree Programs