Who Manages the Nurses?
Returning to the primary questions of how nursing personnel manage their floors, there is clearly a possibility of discovering that a primary nurse is not up to speed on various important aspects of your care. Therefore, it is important to identify all the supervisors and learn how to summon them to register a concern or complaint.
The management structure of nursing departments has gone through some theoretical model changes during the past thirty years. In practice, however, things are still the same. At first, there was a head nurse or charge nurse for each unit, with one or more supervisors in charge of the entire hospital. Now we call them nurse managers and assistant nurse managers during the day shift, and on evenings and nights we revert back, for the most part, to charge nurses and supervisors. Regardless of the title, the functions remain the same. The important consideration for the patient and family is simply to identify those who are accountable and who will respond to grievances.