Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses

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9780130485199: Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses

This groundbreaking book applies a practical approach toward becoming a professional nurse with exemplary influence skills. The emphasis on the importance of nurses' influence in the workplace, presented in this easy-to-read and timely volume, includes numerous examples of real-life situations. It provides techniques for enhancing influence-making skills and advice for using enhanced influence skills to solve common workplace problems. This volume addresses understanding and using influence including setting goals and making things happen, negotiating for what you want and dealing with difficult people and situations, as well as managing your career and preparing your successors. For nursing professionals including staff nurses and nurse managers.

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Influence can be a powerful force. Knowledge of how to use it can help you work better and contribute more fully in concert with your own abilities. Unique in approach, Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses is a step-by-step guide to becoming influential. A three part organization details how to understand influence, how to use it, and how to let it work for you.

Features Include:
  • Self-assessment and developmental exercises in each chapter
  • "Ten Little Known Secrets for Success"
  • Discussions of how to understand and use power and influence in a nursing career
  • Tips on setting goals, negotiating, managing your career and more
  • A list of additional resources that will lead to success

About the Author:

Eleanor J. Sullivan is professor and former dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing. From 1997 to 1999 she was president of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and on the advisory council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, among other professional positions.

Dr. Sullivan is known for her publications in nursing, including her award-winning textbook, Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing, now in its fifth edition. Other publications include Creating Nursing's Future: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges and Nursing Care for Clients with Substance Abuse, as well as articles in nursing and health care publications. From 1997 to 2002, she served as the editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Today, Dr. Sullivan is writing mystery novels featuring nurses. By showing nursing realistically, she hopes that readers will understand the complexity of nursing care and the skills and knowledge involved in being a nurse. Her first novel, Twice Dead, was released in 2002 by Hilliard & Harris Publishers. More books in the series are planned. Learn more at www.EleanorSullivan.com.

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