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FOR THE NURSING SERVICEMARIYA LUZ R. FORTES, R.N.
Define the meaning of planning in anorganization or in nursing service.Able to identify and understand why managersfail to plan effectively.Able to classify the level of management andidentify the scope of planning and what theirresponsibilities in the organization.Able to comprehend the four major aspects ofplanning.
is defined as pre-determining a course of action in order to arrive at a desired result. (Venzon, 2006)A CONTINUOUS PROCESS of assessing, establishing goals and ob jectives, implementing andevaluating them, and sub jecting these to change as new facts are known. (Douglas, 1986 in Venzon)
Planning leads to the achievement of goalsand objectives.Planning gives meaning to work.Planning provides for effective use ofavailable resources and facilities.Planning helps in coping with crises. Hospitalshould provide for disaster plans.Planning is cost effective.
Planning is based on past and futureactivities.Planning leads to the realization of the needfor change.Planning provides the basis for control.Planning is necessary for effective control.
Lack of Knowledge of the Philosophy, Goals, andObjectives of the agency or lack understanding of the significance of the planning process. They may not know how to manage their time to devote for planning. They may lack confidence in formulating plans or may fear that planning may bring about unwantedchanges that they are unwilling to undertake or are unable to cope with.
Top Management Middle ManagementLower Management
TopManagement • or the Nursing Directors, Chief Nurses or Directors of Nursing and their assistants. • Their responsibility covers the over-all management of the organization’s Nursing Service.
MiddleManagement • Or the Nursing Supervisors • Direct the activities to actually implement the broad operating policies of the organization such as staffing and delivery of services to the units.
LowerManagement • or the First – Level management, the Head Nurses or Senior Nurses ( including Charge Nurses or team leaders • Do the daily and weekly plans for the administration of direct patient care in their respective units.