One of the biggest benefits a mentor can provide is guidance on the dynamics involved in the transition from nurse to nurse manager. Comack, Margret Tannis BN, MEd . Do I need a BSN? Thalken brings more than 30 years of experience in health-care leadership to our company. However, that percentage shrinks within the leadership category. By encouraging even the smallest of ideas to be shared, you might be surprised at how minor ideas can improve productivity across an entire department and ultimately be very valuable. Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider! You will need a whole new set of skills and abilities than you needed in your previous non-managerial position. Dealing with and resolving disputes on the hos… It piques my curiosity, engages my creativity, and presents an opportunity to solve the problem. With mentoring, they gain confidence and the ability to express themselves on both sides—clinical and business. There may be a level of resistance from coworkers to be reporting to a former coworker. Great leadership takes a desire to learn, to continually improve, and to care about the people you manage. Though preparing an elaborate meal can be challenging, the finished product gives me a sense of satisfaction. Management also requires additional competencies such as scheduling, planning and organization, navigating interdepartmental conflicts, giving feedback to employees, coaching and developing the team, delegation, goal setting and more. However, healthcare is not my only passion. All Rights Reserved. On the clinical side, become a physician. Combining forces to be the industry’s leader in patient access and orchestration, enabling seamless transitions to the appropriate care level and helping health systems speed the return to financial strength, improve clinician effectiveness, and ensure successful patient outcomes. I especially enjoy cooking complicated dishes. An initial assessment indicated the need for sophisticated processes—standardization of OR scheduling and workflows along with implementation of enabling technology. But if an organization is committed to helping its new managers transition, the curve can be a smooth one. I like to find solutions. I’ll never forget my father’s words: “If you can tame that tiger—the surgeon—and get those folks to follow your lead, you can master the hospital.” Ultimately, I had 200 surgeons who would walk on water or walk through fire for me to help us get what we needed for the OR and for the community. Sharing those experiences can be invaluable and may indeed shorten the new nurse manager's learning curve. Thoroughbreds have their place, but never underestimate a team of powerful workhorses! I admired his ability to stand up and speak in front of a group—family events, business meetings, funerals, and more. He had a lovely command of his presence and expressed himself eloquently. Today, my best experiences occur in the hospital—observing, interacting, and contributing from the perspective of a subject matter expert. We must keep this in mind as we ensure safeguards to protect patients who transfer across organizations from hospitals to post-acute care providers. 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This gives them the opportunity to reinforce their own learnings, while still being able to relate on a personal level. We tend to promote our best employees into a position of leadership, but without the training and support they need to succeed, the transition can be rocky. At that time, nurses who were the most clinically competent, skilled, and passionate were tapped as the most capable of becoming leaders who could achieve positive outcomes. It astounded me that the business ran itself versus operating from a strategic planning perspective. As the oldest daughter of six, I had to cook for everybody! I continued to groom myself and take different approaches in my work. When we look at data in the healthcare industry, that data reflects real people and real lives. The roots of my journey from practicing nurse to senior healthcare executive run deep, reaching back to early childhood.