The “Learning on the Fly” Approach: Is it Ethical? The Selection, Preparation, and Support of Nurse Managers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308484
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The “Learning on the Fly” Approach: Is it Ethical? The Selection, Preparation, and Support of Nurse Managers
Author(s):
Moore, Linda Weaver; Sublett, Cindy; Leahy, Cathy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Iota
Author Details:
Linda Weaver Moore, PhD, RN, CNS, CNL, moore@xavier.edu; Cindy Sublett, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNL; Cathy Leahy, MSN, MEd, BSN, RN, CNL
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nurses holding middle nursing management positions play a pivotal role in the creation of healthy work environments. These Nurse Managers set the overall tone for the unit and are often a key factor in staff nurse retention. Because of the crucial role that Nurse Managers play in the workings of a nursing unit, it is imperative that nurses are carefully selected, prepared, and supported in this role. Little empirical attention has been devoted to exploring Nurse Managers’ perceptions regarding how they were selected and prepared for their role. The purpose of this presentation is to share findings from a descriptive, qualitative investigation that examined the perceptions of Nurse Managers’ regarding their experience. Thirteen Nurse Managers from five acute care facilities participated in in-depth, semi-structured, audio-taped researcher-participant interviews. All interviews were transcribed and transcripts served as the data. A content analysis was conducted and data were coded and categorized. Themes were determined. Findings revealed that the selection of Nurse Managers was often spontaneous and non-deliberative while orientation to the role often followed a “learning on the fly” or “by the seat of the pants” approach. Findings also revealed Nurse Managers’ “wished for” resources and factors that Nurse Managers believed helped them grow despite often shaky beginnings. Findings suggest that current practices may sabotage efforts to hire and retain the most qualified nurses for the role. Findings will be discussed in relation to an ethical framework focusing on the principles of respect for person, beneficence, and fidelity. Strategies will be discussed regarding how to more consistently and ethically select, prepare, and support nurses to fulfill this pivotal role. In an era of healthcare complexities, hiring and retaining the most qualified individuals to oversee nursing units is imperative if high quality, effective, and efficient nursing care is to be provided in the future.
Keywords:
Recruitment and retention; Ethics; Nurse Managers
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe “Learning on the Fly” Approach: Is it Ethical? The Selection, Preparation, and Support of Nurse Managersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Linda Weaveren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSublett, Cindyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Cathyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLinda Weaver Moore, PhD, RN, CNS, CNL, moore@xavier.edu; Cindy Sublett, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CNL; Cathy Leahy, MSN, MEd, BSN, RN, CNLen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308484-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Nurses holding middle nursing management positions play a pivotal role in the creation of healthy work environments. These Nurse Managers<b> </b>set the overall tone for the unit and are often a key factor in staff nurse retention. Because of the crucial role that Nurse Managers play in the workings of a nursing unit, it is imperative that nurses are carefully selected, prepared, and supported in this role. Little empirical attention has been devoted to exploring Nurse Managers’ perceptions regarding how they were selected and prepared for their role. The purpose of this presentation is to share findings from a descriptive, qualitative investigation that examined the perceptions of Nurse Managers’ regarding their experience. Thirteen Nurse Managers from five acute care facilities participated in in-depth, semi-structured, audio-taped researcher-participant interviews. All interviews were transcribed and transcripts served as the data. A content analysis was conducted and data were coded and categorized. Themes were determined. Findings revealed that the selection of Nurse Managers was often spontaneous and non-deliberative while orientation to the role often followed a “learning on the fly” or “by the seat of the pants” approach. Findings also revealed Nurse Managers’ “wished for” resources and factors that Nurse Managers believed helped them grow despite often shaky beginnings. Findings suggest that current practices may sabotage efforts to hire and retain the most qualified nurses for the role. Findings will be discussed in relation to an ethical framework focusing on the principles of respect for person, beneficence, and fidelity. Strategies will be discussed regarding how to more consistently and ethically select, prepare, and support nurses to fulfill this pivotal role. In an era of healthcare complexities, hiring and retaining the most qualified individuals to oversee nursing units is imperative if high quality, effective, and efficient nursing care is to be provided in the future.en_GB
dc.subjectRecruitment and retentionen_GB
dc.subjectEthicsen_GB
dc.subjectNurse Managersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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