Leading and Managing in Nursing

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Patricia S. Yoder-Wise
Mosby, 2003 - Medical - 612 pages
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Offering comprehensive coverage of effective nursing leadership and management, this third edition challenges nursing students to learn the structure, concepts, and relationships of their future trade with a wide array of interactive tools. It presents the foundations and strategies for effective nursing management and leadership from role development, to the use of information and technology, to political influences within the industry. Focusing on building the complete nurse beyond actual healthcare, this new edition features a full-color design and the addition and reorganization of key chapters.

  • Each chapter opens with The Challenge - a contemporary nurse manager's real-world concerns related to the chapter content.
  • The Solution closes each chapter by illustrating effective methods of handling the challenges of those situations set forth in the chapter.
  • The full-color design attracts and maintains student interest.
  • Exercises are scattered throughout every chapter to provide a quick lesson in thinking critically as well as an opportunity to apply the chapter content to current, real-world scenarios.
  • Theory Boxes give a brief description of relevant theory and key concepts.
  • Research and Literature Perspectives illustrate the relevance and applicability of current studies to practice.
  • Objectives and Questions to Consider guide students toward considering their own viewpoints or experiences with topics and issues discussed in each chapter.
  • The glossary defines all applicable chapter terminology. Key terms are bolded in the text.
  • A built-in Workbook, with perforated pages, enables students and instructors to evaluate learning.


  • A chapter on Developing the Role of Leader introduces key leadership theories and cites examples of how each can be used clinically and professionally.
  • A chapter on Leading Through Professional Associations stresses the need to be involved in professional organizations, discusses their goals and various structural formats, and provides strategies for becoming involved with major national associations.
  • A new chapter-ending section includes the Chapter Checklist, Tips, and Terms to Know to clearly set them apart from the chapter content.

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About the author (2003)

Paul Yoder, Ph.D. is a Professor in Vanderbilt University's Department of Special Education. As the past director of the Observational and Quantitative Methods core for the Kennedy Center of Vanderbilt University, he has consulted for numerous single subject and group design researchers for over 20 years. He has conducted methodological studies and written methodological and measurement articles and chapters for both single subject and group design literatures. Among these are 3 simulation studies relevant to sequential analysis. He currently teaches a recurring course on observational measurement for doctoral level students at Vanderbilt and is frequently asked to provide workshops on various aspects of observational measurement, including sequential analysis. He has been and continues to be an active user of observational measurement in his research on early communication in children with disabilities.

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