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What Makes an Effective Nurse Manager? - Succession Planning

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It can be argued that not all nurse leaders are managers, and not all nurse managers are leaders. However, it is likely that the most successful nurse managers are also excellent leaders.

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It can be argued that not all nurse leaders are managers, and not all nurse managers are leaders. However, it is likely that the most successful nurse managers are also excellent leaders. A study by Vesterinan et al. (2013) explored nurse managers at hospitals in Finland. It found that the nurse managers considered the following forms of leadership to be ‘very important’ or ‘important’: coaching, visionary, affiliate and democratic. The study conveys that the job satisfaction of employees, as well as the department’s success, are affected by the nurse manager’s competence to reflect upon, comprehend and alter their leadership style to meet the contextual or situational needs.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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16 May 2022
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The acquisition of leadership skills is relevant to all nurses. All nurses are leaders in some capacity. The types of and scope of leadership is an area that needs to be included in nursing studies.
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NUM is responsible to hospital management and the safety of nurses on the ward delivering care.communication and respect are import for all staff
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