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.

The Processes of Administration

The processes of administration

Two foundational organizational documents are the mission and philosophy statements. Clarification of the purposes and goals of nursing on the basis of the self-care deficit theory of nursing in relation to these documents provides direction for structuring the nursing organization and its processes. Critical to all of this is the role and function of the nurse administrator as the leader responsible for the development and maintenance of the nursing focus in the nursing organization and in its processes.

Processes of Nursing Administration

Structuring for Goal Achievement

The structuring of the nursing organization for goal achievement can be understood both as structuring of nursing practice itself based on a theory of nursing and as structuring of the nursing organization for theory-based nursing—establishment ...

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