From Frontline Nurse Managers to Academic Program Directors: Research, Strategies, and Commonalities
Ronda Debra Mintz-Binder, DNP, RN, CNE, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, Arlington, TX
Frontline nurse managers, whether in service or academia, are facing very similar stressors related to the ever-expanding job duties that also include providing a positive nurturing work environment for employees. Publications supporting these two administrative positions are referenced in either nursing administration or nursing education journals. Yet much can be shared and learned when both sets of rich research and commentary are merged.
This article compares the recent research across these two areas of critical nursing management from a role analysis perspective.
Recommendations for encouraging healthy work environments, enhancing personal growth, leadership development, encouraging succession planning, and innovatively partnering toward the future are included.