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Name:
Nurse Administrator/Director/CEO
Description:
The nurse in an executive position establishes department directions and strategies, plans programs, and administers budgets to meet the overall institution's or agency's goals. Administrators set and interpret policy and develop structures for operating units. Administrators assume a broad organizational perspective and represent their organization to their constituents, including the community
Settings:
Hospitals, nursing homes, public or community health nursing settings, ambulatory care, student health service, nursing schools, or education departments
Characteristics:
Personal satisfaction, power, recognition, prestige, and economic gain
Drawbacks:
Scope of responsibility, pressures of competition, hard work, and high degree of flexibility; consumer issues, economy, politics, manpower, and technology
Desirable skills:
Strong knowledge base in nursing management and leadership practices including finance, accounting, computers, productivity; ability to articulate and incorporate the nursing service perspective into the organization's systems, changes, program development, and communication networks that are multilevel and multidisciplinary in nature
Education:
RN with BSN, MSN (preferred), or doctorate
Employers:
Individual institutions, multiinstitution corporations, freestanding organizations
Certification:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
600 Maryland Ave. SW, #100
Washington, DC 20024-2571
800-284-CERT
 
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Certification
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., #233
Cincinnati, OH 45242-8301
800-222-0539
 
American Society for Long-Term Care Nurses
660 Lonely Cottage Dr.
Upper Black, PA 18972
610-847-5396
Organizations:
American Organization of Nurse Executives
One N. Franklin, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
312-422-2800
 
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Certification
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., #233
Cincinnati, OH 45242-8301
800-222-0539
 
American Society for Long-Term Care Nurses
660 Lonely Cottage Dr.
Upper Black, PA 18972
610-847-5396
 
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
East Holly Ave., Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
856-256-2350
Publications:
AONE News UPDATE
312-422-2800
 
Nursing Management
215-646-8700
 
Nursing Management and Leadership
800-325-4177
 
Nursing & Health Care
800-669-1656
 
Journal of Nursing Administration
800-777-2295
 
Nursing Outlook
800-453-4351
 
Nursing Economic$
609-256-2300
 
ASLTCN Journal
610-847-5396
 
The Director
800-222-0539