Nurse Manager Competency: Views from Executives in Thai Community Hospitals

Kanjananat Tongmuangtunyatep, Marry Lynn, Wipada Kunaviktikul
2017 Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research  
Adolescent mothers may find the transition to motherhood to be Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the viewpoints of nurse managers and directors of nursing services in community hospitals regarding the essential competencies of head nurses. Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used to investigate the perspective of nurse managers and directors of nursing services about essential competencies of nurse managers in community hospitals. A total of ten participants (four
more » ... ants (four directors of nursing services and six nurse managers) were interviewed. Findings: Nurse managers and directors of nursing services identified leadership, management, communication, professional ethics, and policy and healthcare environment as the essential competencies for their positions in community hospitals.
doi:10.15206/ajpor.2017.4.2.88 fatcat:44n4dsbxljg4zf3lxflxppfw3m