Nurse Manager

A Nurse Manager is in charge of hiring and supervising the nursing staff of a hospital or other healthcare organization.
Required education
MSN
Average Annual salary
Attributes
Fast-paced
Independent
Managerial
Patient-facing
Varied
You’ll use your nursing and business management skills to fulfill many roles, and act as the go between for your nursing staff, doctors, and the organization.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Accounting

You’ll manage the budgets and finances related to the nursing staff.

Collaboration

You’ll work with doctors and other hospital staff, coordinate meetings, and assist patients and families.

Documentation

You’ll take care of the managerial details, including medical health records, recruitment, and disciplinary actions.

Management

You’ll be the liaison between interdisciplinary teams and nursing staff, and supervise nursing-related operations within an organization.

Where you’ll work
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Hospitals
  • Long term care centers
How to become a Nurse Manager

01

Get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), taking business courses or pursuing a double major, or minor, in business.

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience in clinical management.

04

Get a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Masters in Healthcare or Business Administration (MHA/MBA).

05

Get Certified in Executive Nursing Practice or pass your Certified Nurse Manager and Leader exam through the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

06

You’re ready to work as a Nurse Manager.

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