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Working Relationships and Promotion




Becoming a nurse manager is a recognised career path for nurses. It is a demanding role that requires a wide array of professional skills and leadership qualities to effectively manage resources and personnel in a dynamic clinical environment. A nurse manager is also involved in clinical supervision and clinical governance, areas that directly affect staff morale and the quality of care provided in the clinical environment.


Contents include

  • Introduction
  • From clinical nurse to nurse manager
  • Preparedness for promotion
  • Overview of nurse manager’s role
  • Qualities and abilities for effective management
    • Credibility
    • Self-belief
    • Leadership
    • Ability to inspire trust and respect
    • Ability to empower
  • Nurse manager’s core responsibilities
    • Conflict resolution
    • Stress management
    • Clinical supervision
    • Clinical governance
  • Conclusion
  • References
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Author / Editor Biographies

Martin Gadd is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and nurse education. He has a degree in nursing from the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) and has worked in a variety of acute clinical environments. He completed his graduate certificate in emergency nursing at the New South Wales College of Nursing and his master's of nursing at the University of Newcastle (New South Wales). Martin has an interest in undergraduate nurse clinical education and is currently a lecturer at Charles Sturt University.

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