Nurse administrators are licensed registered nurses (RNs), typically with an advanced degree, responsible for managing or supervising other nurses. Nurse administrators oversee that health care facilities operate efficiently and safely. Typically a Nurse administrator has little or no direct contact with patients.
Where do nurse administrators work?
Nurse administrators can work in a variety of healthcare facilities such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, urgent care clinics, or nursing homes.
What does a typical day look like for a nurse administrator?
Nurse administrators are responsible for overseeing staff nurses and ensuring compliance with all regulations and policies for the best possible patient care. Nurse administrators typically complete administrative tasks such as performance reviews, attending meetings, developing training and personnel procedures, and more.
How do you become a nurse administrator?
Individuals must obtain training through an associate degree nursing program which gives them the knowledge needed to take and pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). RNs must achieve their bachelor’s degree in order to continue on for their master’s level education in nursing.
Goodwin’s MSN program is particularly helpful in the journey to becoming a nurse administrator, as the curriculum covers advanced nursing and leadership concepts and theories. Through Goodwin’s MSN program, you will acquire the skills needed to advance and succeed in the growing and increasingly competitive nursing field.
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