Nurse Manager Of The Child / Adolescent Psychiatric Units At Kingswood Hospital
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Nursing jobs provide emotionally and financially rewarding careers. The health care industry employs millions of nurses and the job outlook continues to improve each year. This paper explores two common types of degrees held by Registered Nurses (RN) and seeks to emphasize the primary differences between the two. An individual who has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) can become an RN after passing the NCLEX-RN examination. However, there are certain advantages to having a BSN degree rather than an ADN. Although both degrees fulfill the educational requirement to become an RN, a BSN degree offers greater opportunity for career advancement and higher potential earnings. The paper discusses this through Chris Jensen, nurse manager of the child/adolescent psychiatric units at Kingswood Hospital. The leadership and management skills, educational background needed to be successful, as well as, responsibilities of the position are also discussed.
In my personal interview, I decided to learn further on the skills he had to warrant effectiveness in leadership and the challenges he encountered. I therefore decided to ask the following questions: How did you prepare yourself for this role and what particularly influenced you to join nursing?, What do you like about psychiatric nursing?, How do you coordinate staff, delegate duties and manage your work environment?, What are the particular challenges that you face in your current position as