Assessment of the Head Nurses Performance Regarding Staff Management at the Units of Al-Najaf AL-Ashraf City Hospitals
Keywords:Head nurse, Assessment, Staff management, Performance
Objective(s): The objective of the study to assess the head nurses performance regarding staff management at the units of Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf city hospitals.
Methodology: Analytic Cross-Sectional study was carried out throughout the present study to assess the head nurses performance regarding staff management at the units of Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf city hospitals. Quantitative research design was utilized to conduct the study. This study started from November 11th 2015 to July 2nd 2016. The target population for this study was all head nurses (n=86) included at previously mentioned setting (Al-Najaf AL-Ashraf City Hospitals). Through an extensive review of relevant literature, a questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study. The data was collected through the utilization of a developed questionnaire (Arabic version) and by means of interview with each head nurse included in the present study. The data collection process started from March. 20th, 2016 to April 21th, 2016. The statistical data analysis were conducted using the statistical package (SPSS).The conducted statistical analysis included analysis of variance (one way ANOVA), Cronbach Alpha to test the reliability of questionnaire (Internal consistency) and Pearson's correlation.
Results: The findings of the study found that the head nurses performance was good and there was no significant difference between demographic data and performance of the head nurse whereas there was significant correlation with level of education.
Conclusion: The study concluded the head nurses require a higher education level when nursing staff development is taken into consideration.
Recommendations: The study recommends that head nurses should be encouraged and motivated for the serious participation in training courses inside and outside of Iraq. Concentration on highly qualified nurses with minimum of baccalaureate degree graduates to fill the three nursing management levels.
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