My facility is currently considering various nursing models. We have had unit managers in the past but as I have stated in previous post, that role has not been very effective. I was wondering if anyone has used a nursing model where the nurse was responsible for a certain number of residents, probably around 8. The nurse would be responsible for MARS and TARS, careplan check, labs, family conferences, skin checks, concerns/complaints. Just wondering if anyone else has used this model. If so, was it successful? Also, any suggestions on additional tasks the nurse would be responsible for managing?