New unit manager who is not a nurse - page 2

Hello my friends, I need input on this one. I have been holding the OR together for 6 months without benefit of any management experience whatsoever. Believe me, it has been rough. The hospital... Read More

  1. by   VictoriaG
    I am beginning to agree with you. I am starting to get tired.
  2. by   Mijourney
    Hi. Don't know what the hospital funding is like, but wonder if a co-manager structure would work? I've been in situations where there was a clinician or CNS/NP in place to coordinate clinical services and a manager or coordinator for non-clinical activities. For any administrative type concerns, the nursing staff would report to the administrative manager, and for clinical concerns, the nursing staff would report to the clinician or CNS/NP. Even though employers may not require a BSN for clinician status, this is one position in which BSN nurses are frequently hired.