So you've been offered a management position. Article

Davidhizer, RE, Giger, JN. (1990). So you've been offered a management position. . 37(2), 131-138.

cited authors

  • Davidhizer, RE; Giger, JN


  • As the demand for nurses opens management positions not previously available, nurses are increasingly facing the dilemma created by attractive job offers. Each nurse who is offered a management position needs to carefully assess her/his personal attributes as well as various factors about the position to determine the appropriateness of taking the position at the particular time. While few nurses manage the transition to management with ease, a poor decision can result in more than healthy growing pains. The deep trauma that may be inflicted by a painful experience in management may cause not only managerial burnout but even prompts some nurses to leave nursing. Premature timing in accepting a management position may not be in your best interest. On the other hand, a management position may offer you the challenge you have been waiting for and an opportunity to expand into a rewarding new nursing career.

publication date

  • April 1, 1990

start page

  • 131

end page

  • 138


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