Nursing

Blog spotlight: Providing workshops for your charge nurses

Nurse Leader Insider, February 15, 2010

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Editor's note: This is Part 2 in a 3 part series discussing the importance of charge nurses' knowledge and understanding of their leadership role in their organization.

By Lisette M. Cintron, RN, MSN, CHCQM, CNL, clinical nurse educator

A charge nurse workshop could open with an icebreaker activity called “Fear in the Bucket.” This activity entails reading the following statement: “As a charge nurse I am most afraid of…”

Each charge nurse must finish the sentence by writing on a piece of paper and placing their statements into a bucket located at the center of the table.

After all charge nurses have submitted their entries, the buckets get switched with the other tables. The charge nurses then read each other’s statements and discuss the reality of what fears are being experienced by their peers.

The goal of the icebreaker is to have everyone be aware of the fact that they are not alone.

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