Higher Education

Professional Practice of Nursing Administration, 3rd Edition

  • Lillian M. Simms University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Sylvia A. Price University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Naomi E. Ervin Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
  • ISBN-10: 0766807908  |  ISBN-13: 9780766807907
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993, 1989
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $145.50



This third edition blends emerging ideas from the organizational, behavioral, and management sciences with nursing as it should be practiced. It includes a completely new look at the world of nursing administration, which is rapidly becoming recognized as the professional level of nursing. This indispensable resource includes the essential personal and group skills required for nurses entering the 21st century. This third edition firmly links community nursing in all settings of practice and addresses the need for learning new behaviors in creative environments that maximize the human potential of both clients and workers. In addition to providing a thorough understanding of leadership and management theories, this book includes approaches to building and running nursing entrepreneurships and businesses in community settings. This exciting new edition will help nurses develop the personal and professional skills they need to succeed.

Features and Benefits

  • emphasis on communication and team building helps promote these essential skills
  • includes real world experiences through conversations with new nurse executives
  • focus on professional practice models provides the user with the "big picture" of nursing as a business

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. A FRAMEWORK FOR THE PRACTICE OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION: Integrated Professional Nursing Administration in Diverse Settings. Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models. Evolving Theories of Management. Professional Practice Models. The Person in a Leadership Role. THE CONTEXT OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION PRACTICE: Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Organizations. Blending Clinical Practice with Organizational Design. Beyond the Hospital: Community and Rural Practice Setting. Organizational Culture. Nursing as a Business. ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES IN PRACTICE SETTINGS: Strategic Planning. Receptivity to Change and Innovation. Effective Communication. Conflict Management. Humor in Administration/the Comedy of Management. FACILITATING PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE: Ethical Decision Making the Moral Judgements. Integrated Quality Management. Advancing Nursing Research in a Professional Practice Climate. Mobilizing Nursing Resources. Mentoring and Networking. BUILDING AND DISCOVERING RESOURCES: Building Effective Work Groups. Personal and Group Empowerment. Creating and Managing Fiscal Resources. Computer Information Systems and Productivity Management. Nurse Staffing and Scheduling. CURRENT AND EMERGING CHALLENGES: Impact of Aging on Nursing Practice Patterns. Beyond Managed Care: People Centered Care. Collective Action -- Labor Relations. Facilities Planning for Diverse Health Care Delivery Settings. Marketing Nursing and Nursing Services. WORKING IN THE YEAR 2000: Building Cultural Diversity in Work Groups. Assistive Technology. Nursing Economics and Politics in a Global Economy. Beyond Integrating Practice, Education, and Research: The Next Steps. APPENDIX: Conversations with new nurse executives.

What's New

  • new chapter on nursing as a business provides key information for establishing intrapreneurships and entrepreneurships
  • new chapter on managed care provides leadership and management skills to help nurses stay focused on the client rather than the system

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lillian M. Simms

Lillian M. Simms, PhD., R.N., F.A.A.N. is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the School of Nursing in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sylvia A. Price

Sylvia A. Price, Ph.D, R.N. is a Retired Professor from the College of Nursing in the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Naomi E. Ervin

Naomi E. Ervin, Ph.D, R.N., C.S. FAAN, is an Associate Professor at the Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York