This book seeks to define nursing at a management or administrative level. Using the widely regarded Orem self-care deficit model to provide a nursing focus, the authors explore the nursing needs of populations, the roles and functions of advanced practice nursing administration, and the administrative structures, processes and outcomes that facilitate nursing practice.

Fiscal Management and Delivery of Safe, Effective Nursing

Fiscal management and delivery of safe, effective nursing

The lack of an adequate definition of nursing reflected in most databases is a major impediment to budgeting and costing of nursing services. Nursing theory is useful in helping the nurse administrator to determine nursing costs and allocate resources for delivery of safe, effective nursing. Determining nursing costs is complex and necessary for developing appropriate budgets. Nursing theory can help the administrator meet some of these challenges. As indicated previously, nursing theory provides a basis for specifying the domain and boundaries of nursing and provides direction for development of the clinical information system and for establishing and measuring outcomes. All are foundational to developing ways of costing nursing services, a ...

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