High Performance Nursing: Lessons from Being a Nurse Unit Manager

Nurse Podcast Channel

13-12-2022 • 31 mins

Working as a nurse unit manager was a huge adventure for me! I think that it’s a unique leadership position that has a lot of capacity to positively influence change in our teams and our patients' lives. In this episode, I will share my thoughts and ideas about being a nurse unit manager based on my personal experience. For me, it has been quite a learning experience, and it has definitely shaped how I function as a nurse coach to this day. I’m going to tell you about the power of our team’s collective thoughts, the value of believing in our ability as a leader, and how it can impact the results in our ward. If you are wondering what it feels like to be a nurse unit manager, or if you’re a nurse unit manager yourself, this episode is definitely for you!  Key Takeaways: 1:58 - Working as a nurse unit manager  4:33 - It’s not better there than here  5:40 - Blind Leading the Blind 7:22 - Healthcare and its lack of technology 9:10 - People Pleasing 11:15 - Your mindset matters  12:33 - The importance of your belief in your ability as a leader  14:25 - The value of sharing thoughts about the ward  15:58 - Impact of our thoughts as a team  17:40 - Growth vs loneliness 20:47 - Setting up boundaries as a NUM  21:55 - Knowing your low, middle, and top performers  23:36 - Circle of influence and circle of concern  27:57 - Having your own back! Interested in how coaching can help and support you as a NUM? I work with NUMs/Leaders throughout the country to navigate the challenges this role present on a personal and professional level. You can book a call below to chat about your situation and we can make a plan to get you moving forward! Book a 15 min call with Liam! CONNECT WITH LIAM CASWELL COACHING Follow @highperformancenursing on Instagram for the latest career and leadership coaching from Liam. Join the HPN membership waitlist Click here to Join my private Facebook Community "High-Performance Nursing - How to build your healthcare career" where I share all the career tips and strategies to thrive within your career. All new joins receive my Career freebies that have helped hundreds of nurses succeed in their careers! (You must answer all questions to be admitted). Subscribe and listen to the High Performance Nursing Podcast available on all major podcast platforms! I would love if you could leave a review! -| The Nurse Podcast Channel is made possible with support from IHI. Learn more about how IHI is transforming health care education at IHI.org -| This episode originally aired on November 14, 2022 on High Performance Nursing. Listen, follow and subscribe here.