Who evals. HN?

  1. Who evaluates the Head Nurses?
    Staff nurses are closely evaluated by the HN but who evaluates the HN?
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  3. by   caroladybelle

    (And my Head Nurse is going to Hell)
  4. by   Huganurse
    The last hospital I worked in we did evauls on our managers. I didn't think at the time it would amount to anything. Our HN stepped down after they were turned in which wasn't a good thing. She was a nice person, very sweet and as fair as she could be under the circumstances. The demands she placed upon us were sent down to her from "upper management/corp. It's tough to be in the middle b/c you'll never make everybody happy. Evauls for HN are generaly done by the next person up the line. Could be the administrator or even the CEO. Who ever that person reports to and is under. Many places I've worked, we did our own evauls too.
    That's a really good questin ohbet, I wish I knew the answer! On my unit, I'm sure it's her immediate supervisor. Which really does us no good as the 2 of them, along with the director, are all thick as thieves.

    Perhaps we could all have the benefit of having our good friends do our evals?

  6. by   RNforLongTime
    At my hospital,The DON for perioperative services, ICU and ED evals the HN in ICU, ED, OR, ENDO, PACU and 1 North where they do SDS type stuff.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    the DON does this where I work.
  8. by   ohbet
    "Thick as theives",yes,that rings true.
    originally posted by caroladybelle

    (and my head nurse is going to hell)
    rlmfao to the point of !!! you've made my day....heeheee.