ERIC Number: ED248795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Leadership and Management Competencies Needed by Neophyte Nurses.
Brown, Sylvia T.
The management and leadership competencies that neophyte nurses need for nursing jobs were studied. Additional objectives were: to determine whether nurse educators, nursing service administrators, and neophyte nurses agreed on the leadership competencies; to determine neophyte nurses' perceptions concerning the adequacy of their schooling in developing leadership management skills; and to determine if neophyte nurses perceived that their employing institutions adequately assisted them in acquiring and/or developing the leadership/management skills required. The sample consisted of 105 recent, baccalaureate-level, nursing graduates; 75 baccalaureate nurse educators; and 49 hospital nursing administrators, all from the state of North Carolina. The study questionnaire focused on 84 competencies in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Relatively high agreement among the three groups of nursing personnel was found concerning the importance of the 84 competencies. Approximately 65 percent of the neophyte nurses rated basic preparation as adequate, while about 62 percent rated employer assistance as adequate. Responses indicated that more emphasis on planning competencies was needed. Questionnaire items and response data are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina