What is a Nurse Manager?
Nurse Managers are vital to the operation and productivity of hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care centers and other healthcare facilities. They supervise a team of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CANs), and medical clerks within a nursing unit.This includes overseeing staff and handling administrative duties, while setting the professional standards of care, leading with vision, and reinforcing the values of the institution.
Through their efforts, Nurse Managers create a positive working environment, maximize efficiencies, and ultimately, improve the quality of patients’ stays.
“Employment of medical and health services managers is predicted to increase by 20% by 2026.”
—U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
What Are The Responsibilities Of A Nurse Manager?
Nurse Managers’ responsibilities are multi-dimensional. They are tasked with overseeing the daily demands of unit operations, developing an environment fostering nursing excellence, and serving as the critical link between direct care nurses and senior executives, among other obligations. Nurse Managers ensure their healthcare facility’s team runs effectively and efficiently, while also delivering the highest quality of patient care possible.
Among other duties, Nurse Managers:
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