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.

Models for Nursing Administration

Models for nursing administration

Within a health care enterprise, there may be a body of nurses designated as “nursing administration,” or this function may be dispersed throughout the organization and assigned to a number of persons, both nursing and non-nursing. In either situation, if an enterprise offers health care services to the public, there must be an overall understanding of the service being offered, and certain functions of administration relative to that service must be carried out. As described in Chapter 2, it is the thesis of this book that provision of nursing services in the 21st century requires that persons charged with ensuring the delivery of the service have a theoretical and practical understanding of nursing as well as an understanding ...

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