Which action should an effective nurse-manager take when conducting performance evaluations?
A. Conduct performance evaluations in a group setting so input from peers and subordinates influences evaluation of a staff member s effectiveness. B. Provide feedback on strengths as well as areas for improvement and clarify what she expects the staff member to accomplish before the next performance evaluation. C. Provide written documentation of areas for improvement. Areas of strength needn t be documented because these areas are complimentary and don t describe actions the staff member must take to improve. D. Whenever possible, delegate responsibility for conducting performance evaluations to primary nurses to help them achieve professional growth.
Provide feedback on strengths as well as areas for improvement and clarify what she expects the staff member to accomplish before the next performance evaluation.-rationale: an effective performance evaluation recognizes strengths, identifies areas for improvement, and clarifies performance expectations. the nurse-manager should conduct performance evaluations privately, not in front of others. she should document in writing all components of a performance evaluation. although input from staff members can be useful in preparing performance evaluations, delegating all responsibility to others is inappropriate. the nurse-manager is responsible for the performance of the staff.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p.114.