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Web site spotlight: Helping charge nurses understand their leadership role (part 3 of 3)

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, January 29, 2010

The first section of the workshop presentation summarizes the charge nurse role. The role encompasses many functions, along with having responsibilities, accountability, and authority. Advising charge nurses with proper education, training, backing from leadership, and a tangible job description will allow them to function and produce positive results.

Leading the team will assist them in the success of their role as a charge nurse, as "leaders do not command excellence, they build excellence" (Connelley, 2003.)

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