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.

Design as a Function of the Nursing Professional

Design as a function of the nursing professional

Both advanced practitioners of nursing and nurses prepared at the graduate level for administration of nursing services have a significant role in the design of nursing systems for patient populations. It is through design that what is required in the way of nursing is determined on the basis of the characteristics of the patient population. It is also through design that nursing actions to address self-care deficits, limitations in self-care agency, and basic conditioning factors influencing the nursing situation are delineated in an organized way to achieve nursing purposes.

The administrator of nursing and advanced practitioners of nursing collaborate in the design process. From nursing systems designs, the administrator proceeds to ...

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