Nursing management entails carrying out governance and decision-making tasks as a leader in enterprises that employ nurses. Planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing are all standard management processes. To prepare for leadership roles in nursing, it is typical for registered nurses to pursue extra study to acquire a Master of Science in Nursing or a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Candidates for management roles are increasingly required to have a master’s degree in nursing.
nursing management – Head of the nursing staff
- Nursing officer in UK English, head nurse or director of nursing in US English, and matron or nursing superintendent in Indian English refer to the person in charge of nursing in a hospital and the head of the nursing staff.
- A registered nurse who supervises the treatment of all patients at a health care facility is known as the chief nurse. The chief nurse, often known as the chief nursing officer (CNO), chief nurse executive, or vice-president of nursing, is the highest nursing management position in an organization. In most cases, they report to the CEO or COO.
- The chief nurse is the “head of the general staff of the hospital,” and his or her subordinate nurses report to him or her.
- Chief nurses were traditionally referred to as matrons, and they wore a dark-blue dress that was usually darker than that of her subordinates, who were referred to as sisters, as well as a white-starched bonnet. Matrons “offer strong leadership and provide as a link between Board-level nurses and clinical practice,” according to the American Nurses Association. Matrons were “trusted with the job of making twice-daily rounds to supervise the [common] nurses’ duty performance” in US military hospitals.
- The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is a professional organization for nursing directors.