Nursing

Blog spotlight: Helping charge nurses understand their role

Nurse Leader Insider, February 8, 2010

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As the amount of patients admitted to hospitals every day increases, it becomes more pressing to ensure front-line leaders—charge nurses—are well aware of their role, responsibility, accountability, and authority.

The charge nurse role is key to providing leadership at the point of care, preventing staff turnover, ensuring safe and effective practice occurs, and enhancing the patient/family experience by ensuring excellent quality care.

Most charge nurses, when asked about their role, responsibility, accountability, and authority within their particular organization, felt confident about only three of the four areas.

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