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Managerial competencies of head and department nurses in facultative hospital Brno Bohunice


  • Tomáš Kotrba

    () (Mendel University in Brno)


Head and department nurses were the target groups of this research in the Faculty Hospital, Brno. This paper deals with their managerial competencies. 846 respondents participated in a questionnaire research covering 724 nurses, 99 department nurses and 23 head nurses. This research shows that informal relationships predominate in the Hospital and it is based on the democratic managerial style of department and head nurses. Nurses in management positions are quite satisfied with their managerial skills (67,7 % cases). Half of respondents (123 nurses) said that do not want to manage people in future. This is also the case with department nurses of whom 84 % do not want manage people despite the fact that they are actually managing people in their current positions. On the other hand more then 80 % of department and head nurses would like to participate in management and human resource management courses. According to the results of this questionnaire research (the evaluation of nurses and self evaluation of department nurses and head nurses management competencies are on good level in analyzed Facultative hospital Brno. 67,7 %) department and head nurses are quite satisfied with their managerial competencies. By testing the dependence of variables some weak dependence was found between the chosen variables. Medium strong dependence was found between the variables highest level of completed education and level of education in which department nurses and head nurses gained the most of knowledge of management. (χ² = 26,5833, p-value = 0,0002, Fi = 0,8975, Cramer V = 0,6346, Pearson coefficient of contingence = 0,6679). The respondents have chosen as their most important asset the highest level of education they have achieved. There is a strong dependence between the variables highest level of completed education and evaluation of schools´ knowledge of human resources management by nurses (χ² = 391,4026, p-value = 0,0000, Fi = 1,1200, Cramer V = 0,7920, Pearson coefficient of contingence = 0,7460). The source from which respondents considered they had personally got most of their manage knowledge depended on the highest achieved level of education.

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  • Tomáš Kotrba, 2009. "Managerial competencies of head and department nurses in facultative hospital Brno Bohunice," Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionales, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, vol. 12(1), pages 99-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:boh:actaub:v:12:y:2009:i:1:p:99-108

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