Finding Joy and Satisfaction in Deaning and Directing
Chapter 18 in Nursing Deans on Leading, edited by Joanne Robinson PhD, RN, FAAN; Carole Kenner PhD, NNP, FAAN; and Jana L. Pressler PhD, RN.
Learn leadership skills from experienced deans!
The first resource written specifically for novice and aspiring deans and directors of nursing education, this engaging guide shares practical advice, wisdom, and insight from experienced academic leaders. These insights will help nurses who are new to academic leadership positions. Within its pages, experienced deans share their wisdom on how a new dean or director can succeed in a leadership position.
With an emphasis on acquiring critical knowledge and essential skills, this book describes the parameters of the nursing dean or director role, practical strategies for resolving day-to-day issues, everything from student success to budget and fiscal health, and how to practice self-care while constantly tackling the challenges of these roles. Seventeen academic nursing leaders from across the United States deliver fundamental guidance to help readers determine how to navigate the multifaceted opportunities and challenges of deaning and directing.
- Key Features:
- Written in an accessible, engaging style for novice and aspiring academic nursing leaders
- Everyday strategies for dealing with routine issues
- Addresses the need for self-care and how to manage the stress and complexities of the leadership role
- Abundant real-world case studies and best practices
- Online resources for further study
Sirota, T., & Petersen, B. (2019). Finding joy and satisfaction in deaning and directing. In J.P. Robinson, C. Kenner, & J.L. Pressler (Eds.). Nursing deans on leading: Lessons for novice and aspiring deans and directors (pp. 211-223). New York: Springer.