A nurse-manager notes that a staff nurse isn't working to full potential. Which strategy by the nurse-manager would best benefit the staff nurse?
A. Assigning the staff nurse several clients with multiple physical problems B. Allowing the staff nurse to select her own assignments C. Discussing the staff nurse s performance and ways she can improve D. Assigning the staff nurse fewer patients than her coworkers
Discussing the staff nurse\ s performance and ways she can improve-rationale: the nurse-manager should meet with the staff nurse to discuss her performance and ways she can improve. assigning the staff nurse several clients with multiple physical problems would be overwhelming, counterproductive, and unsafe because she has yet to demonstrate the priority-setting and decision-making leadership skills that this client load would require. letting her select her own assignments or giving her fewer patients could impair the morale of other staff nurses.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. 115.