COMBINING NURSE LEADER WITH ADVOCACY 2
The Nurse Manager Inventory Tool is a tool used to evaluate the Nurse managers against 3 major
domains of skill set required for them to be successful in their role. The three domains are
‘Managing the Business’, ‘ The Leader Within’, and ‘Leading the People’ (AACN, 2008 ). The
tool is used by the individual Nurse Manager and by their supervisor. Both will sit down and
discuss the contradictory areas. This is a highly effective tool.
This author used the Nurse manager skills inventory and rated in the ‘Competent ‘ category
(AACN, 2008 ). Overall score was above 75%. This author got an opportunity to evaluate the
strengths and weaknesses based on the tools, and was interesting (AACN, 2008 ). From
‘Managing the Business’ skill section; human resource management, performance improvement,
foundation thinking skills are the strong areas identified (AACN, 2008 ).