Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
This project examines the complex and multifaceted role of the charge nurse in the acute care setting and compares the charge nurse's role to that of a front line leader. Charge nurse competencies are identified and leadership skills and behaviors necessary for the charge nurse to function effectively in the role are explored including those related to emotional intelligence. A conceptual framework for education is developed using Botatzis' Theory of Self-Directed Learning, and Swanson's middle range theory of caring, Nursing as Informed Caring for the Well-Being of others.
Rivers, Sonja, "Supporting Charge Nurses in Their Leadership Development: A Framework for Education" (2008). Theses and Graduate Projects. 467.