A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators of the charge nurse role.Nurs Leadersh Forum. 2003 Summer; 7(4):157-64.NL
This qualitative study examines the barriers and facilitators to the role of charge nurse at a medical center. The authors interviewed 42 nursing personnel, including charge nurses (12), head nurses (10), staff nurses (11), and supervisory personnel (9). A total of 24 barriers and facilitators in three categories were identified: personal (11), interpersonal (8), and organizational (5). These factors could be used to inform developmental coaching and educational programs for charge nurses.