Although aspects of the individual nurse's role vary according to practice location and type, leadership, management, delegation and change are consistent components of the role. Nurses function within health care systems, working with multiple clients and health care providers. As a part of a multidisciplinary team, the nurse is often in a leadership position and frequently delegates aspects of care to others. There are opportunities in nursing to become leaders at various levels and also many situations in which the nurse functions as a manager and as a change agent.
1st Australian ed.
Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing p. 546-559