American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(4), 589-597
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-7-4-21
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Examining the Time Management Training Program on Delegation Skills Regarding Nurse Manager

Nagwa Gouda Ahmed Abd-Elmoghith1,

1Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 06, 2019

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Nagwa Gouda Ahmed Abd-Elmoghith. Examining the Time Management Training Program on Delegation Skills Regarding Nurse Manager. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(4):589-597. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-7-4-21


The basic element of the universe is a time; time only goes through one way, and only comes once, the most effective way to be spent. The manager use the time management tools effectively will achieve their personal and professional goals, and allow one to spend time on important matter nurse managers are predicting to control and oversee the performance of other healthcare. The ability to delegate routinely is effectively to the success of this function. Aim of this study: To examine the effect of time management training program on delegation skills regarding nurse manager working at Kafrelsheikh General Hospital. Research design: A quasi-experimental intervention research design with pre-post assessment was used in the study. Study sample: A sample of nurse managers including all nurse managers available (39) at the time of data collection, working in all inpatient departments of the Kafrelsheikh General Hospital. Tools: Three tools were used for data collection in this study, these were: 1) The delegation questionnaire tool, 2) Time management tool, and 3) Time wasters’ tool. Results: There were statistically significant improvements in nurse managers’ knowledge related to time management, delegation, and time wasters between pre and posttest (p value < 0.001). Statistically significant positive correlations were detected between age and experience on all time management domains, total time management, delegation, and time wasters (internal & external). Recommendations: Educational program should be focused on the preparation of new graduates to undertake responsibilities of delegation and time management skills as theoretical components, and identify the time wasters during their work setting and what are the strategies to deal with them.


time management, delegation skills, time wasters, nurse managers


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