Clinical supervision is an essential part of clinical practice, however there are many interpretations, models of clinical supervision and elides refinement of boundaries between personal and professional development and growth. These models will attempt to assist practitioners to explore these areas in a constructive approach to enhance their own understanding of clinical supervision. The aim of study was to: assess the effectiveness of implementing clinical supervision models on head nurses' performance and nurses' job satisfaction at Benha University Hospital. Design: A quasi-experimental design was utilized. The study was conducted at Benha University Hospital. The sample consisted of: 54 head nurses, their assistants and 69 staff nurses. Three tools were used for data collection: (1) Clinical Supervision Questionnaire, developed by the researcher; (2) Proctors' Three – Functions Interactive Models Checklist developed by the researcher and (3) Nurses' Job Satisfaction Scale (Lin et al, 2007). The result showed that, there were high statistical significant improvements of both head nurses and their assistants' knowledge and responsibility (perception) about clinical supervision after implementation of the program, there was a highly statistical significant improvement in performance of the head nurses and their assistants' clinical supervision about normative model, formative model and restorative model after implementation of the program, respectively. There was a highly statistical significant improvement has been occurred in nurses' job satisfaction after implementation of the educational program. The study concluded that, there was a highly statistical significant improvement in total knowledge and responsibility (perception) and performance for both head nurses and their assistants about clinical supervision models after implementation of the program, also there was a highly statistical significant improvement has been occurred in nurses' job satisfaction after implementation of the program. The study recommended the following: Hospital managers had to initiate a supervisory program based on the job description for nurse’s supervisors to meet their needs in nursing field and motivate head nurses to use different new educational strategies clinical supervision session and ensure regular attendance of staff nurses.
Keywords: Clinical supervision models, head nurse performance and nurses’ job satisfaction.