Book Description: Nurses in this first decade of the twenty-first century are facing previously unconsidered challenges. Global workforce shortages are critical: the rate of nurses leaving the profession is accelerating combined with a growing difficulty in attracting new nurses. Nursing care is increasing in its technological complexity with a consequent rise in occupational stress. Within this challenging work environment, the nurse manager's role is a crucial and demanding one. Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice provides the nurse manager with the essential tools and strategies needed to be effective under pressure.