Grand Canyon University
Trends and Issues in Health Care
May 23, 2015
The Nurse Manager Inventory Tool is a tool used to evaluate the Nurse managers against 3 major domains of skill set required for them to be successful in their role. The three domains are 'Managing the Business', ' The Leader Within', and 'Leading the People' (AACN, 2008 ). The tool is used by the individual Nurse Manager and by their supervisor. Both will sit down and discuss the contradictory areas. This is a highly effective tool.
This author used the Nurse manager skills inventory and rated in the 'Competent ' category (AACN, 2008 ). Overall score was above 75%. This author got an opportunity to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses based on the tools, and was interesting (AACN, 2008 ). From 'Managing the Business' skill section; human resource management, performance improvement, foundation thinking skills are the strong areas identified (AACN, 2008 ). Financial management, and technology are the areas where this author needs improvement (AACN, 2008 ).
Upon evaluation of the 'Leading the people' skill area; human resources leadership skill, relationship management and influencing behavior, diversity, shared decision making are all strengths of this writer (AACN, 2008 ). A self reflection of the 'creating the leader in you' area revealed, personal and professional accountability, career planning, personal journey disciplines and reflective practice reference behaviors/tenants are strengths of this author as well (AACN, 2008 ). In short this author is really strong in the 'Art of Leading people' and developing the ' Leader Within' aspects. This leader needs considerable improvement in the 'Managing Business' aspect, especially financial management and technology (AACN, 2008 ).
Reflecting on the four aspects of ' Personal Journey Disciplines', this author finds to be in the 75%-100% score level. To