The competencies expected of first-line nursing managers — an Australian context


  • Christine Duffield RN DNE BScN MHP FCN (NSW)

    1. Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Sydney 2007, Australia
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The purpose of this State-wide study was to identify the most important competencies expected of first-line nursing managers. A list of 168 competencies was compiled from the literature and submitted to a panel of 16 expert nursing administrators and academics whose task it was to identify and rank in order the 20 most important of these.