Well, I'm not saying that it was effective or not. I am not saying that she has bad leadership skills. Personally, I think she is a great manager but I had never experienced that outside of nursing school
. In nursing school, instructors would always talk to us about protecting our license and charting as if a jury could be reading and I think in school that is what most of us experienced. I believe the tone was a "scary nursing bedtime story."
I just want the perspective of other managers. I am not a manager but want to become a CNO one day so I felt this is an appropriate place to ask if this is acceptable or not.
The context was a family member complained about a nurse doing something and the nurse denied it. Her point mainly was to be accountable and I agree - I just don't know how I feel about scaring nurses into to doing the right thing.
I would not speak to HR about this because she's a great manager. I am only asking for my own personal development as someone who might be in her shoes one day!