Teaching registered nurses how to supervise nursing assistants

J Nurs Adm. 1991 Apr;21(4):32-6.


To respond to decreasing hospital revenues and the continuing shortage of registered nurses, nurse administrators are increasing their use of nursing assistants. Most nurses who direct these assistants, however, have little knowledge or experience in personnel management. The author describes the implementation of a program to improve nursing assistant supervision and discusses how the program has led to improved distribution of work load and increased nursing assistant productivity.

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training*
  • North Carolina
  • Nursing Assistants*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Nursing, Supervisory*