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Ch 1: Basic Principles of Time Management

About This Chapter

Nursing employees and supervisors must have strong time management skills in order to complete tasks and provide quality care. This chapter contains several short and engaging lessons that teach nurses about the principles of time management.

Basic Principles of Time Management - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores time management principles and offers strategies designed to help nurses manage their time more effectively. The lessons in this chapter will help managers and employees:

  • Define time management and understand its importance
  • Learn how to effectively prioritize and schedule tasks
  • Internalize the benefits of time management
  • Understand task structure
  • Identify sources of workplace stress and know how they relate to time management

After studying the lessons in this chapter, employees can make sure they've retained their knowledge by taking interactive practice quizzes and a final chapter exam.

How It Helps

  • Improves time management skills: Nurses need to be able to prioritize tasks and manage their time well in the workplace.
  • Builds awareness: Employees should be aware of the purpose and importance of time management and understand how it relates to job stress.
  • Encourages strategic planning: Supervisors and employees who develop strong planning skills and strategies can be more effective and provide better patient care.

Skills Covered

After studying the lessons in this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Manage time effectively
  • Plan and prioritize
  • Do more in less time
  • Understand task structure
  • Deal with job stress

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Time Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies

1. What is Time Management? - Definition, Examples & Studies

There are more options today than ever before for ways to spend our time - or waste it! Read on to learn why and how we can better manage our most scarce resource.

Time Management Planning & Priorities: Skills & Strategies

2. Time Management Planning & Priorities: Skills & Strategies

Time management is an essential part of planning for success. Use the five steps in this lesson to be more effective in time management and to learn how to create an effective schedule.

Time Management: Doing More in Less Time

3. Time Management: Doing More in Less Time

If you want to do more and achieve greater things, you need to be effective at managing your time. This lesson outlines some useful and beneficial steps for time management.

Task Structure: Definition & Explanation

4. Task Structure: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will learn how a task can be completed effectively by means of task structure. We will define task structure and look at an example. When the lesson concludes, you can take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Time Management & Job Stress

5. Time Management & Job Stress

Time management is something we all deal with as our lives get more hectic. In this lesson, we will address time management and the stress it can put on an individual in the workplace.

Practical Application: Reducing Job Stress Using Time Management

6. Practical Application: Reducing Job Stress Using Time Management

Without proper time management, life, work, and its many duties can become overwhelming. Stress and a decrease in physical health, mood, and behavior can follow. Practice using time management strategies in these scenarios.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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