Quote from NurseTaylor23
Thank you for your input. And yes that's right. I'm worried that the staff will not respect me because I'm an outsider coming in to lead them. I have no doubt in my leadership capabilities, but I feel as though I'm supposed to know everything and I'm going to hate when I dont know the answer to questions.
Yes, the staff will be weary of you because you are an outsider! However, similar to being a staff RN, you will have to get to know them and develop a relationship with them (work with them) to gain respect. Also, unlike being a staff RN, it is your
responsibility and not their responsibility to initiate the development of relationships.
Furthermore, to add to Ocra's comment, your staff is a resource, so them! This will also help them to see that you respect their
skills and their
knowledge as well as not being a knot-it-all. GL!