Our unit is hell bent on designating certain people as the Dedicated Charge Nurse. This past round they literally held a vote and had the unit select the people they preferred to be in charge. While we selected good folks, it also aliented a lot of other ones who had been working as charge for quite a while. One is so mad she's almost ready to quit, another is mad because management knows she's looking for other jobs, so they're not allowing her to be charge. I understand it's all for continuity, but it also makes you feel as if you have no chance to be a charge unless you're "voted" in. Do any of you do this on your units? Does it help? I feel it's a way for management to have control, but I"m not sure. The whole idea sort of drives me nuts also as those who were selected now never have to be in a nurse role, and I can see how they'd start to get on a power trip also. . . our managers say the evidence shows it's better for the unit.