Quick question for staff nurses: Participatory management style

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 10, 2009

One of the scariest aspects of a site visit for staff nurses is the prospect that appraisers will ask them a question they can't answer. Help nurses get over their fears by practicing responses to a variety of questions about the journey and what designation means to them. This will help them feel more confident that they can answer any question posed on the real site visit.

Here is this month's quick question for staff nurses:

Practice question: Why is horizontal and vertical communication essential to participatory management?

Hint: An ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® nursing environment engages all levels of nursing in decision-making. Therefore, these organizations enhance the quality of decision-making and gain buy-in from the involved nurses.

Source: Adapted from Ready, Set, Designation! HCPro's Guide for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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