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Nurse Manager

BSN or MSN

Nurse Managers help patients by managing the nurses who care for them. While these nurses are mainly responsible for recruitment and retention of the nursing staff and overseeing them, they also occasionally collaborate with doctors on patient care, and help assist patients and their families when needed. As a Nurse Manager, you’ll wear many hats, acting as a liaison between the healthcare facility, physician groups and the nursing staff.

Things You'll Do:

  • Supervise and recruit nurses
  • Collaborate with doctors
  • Assist patients and their families
  • Manage finances
  • Oversee paperwork like medical records and disciplinary actions

Your job characteristics:

  • Fast-paced
  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing
  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Managerial

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Take business classes, or consider a double major, or minor, in business.
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • Work as a Registered Nurse, getting experience in clinical management.
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  • Get Your
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Masters in Healthcare or Business Administration (MHA/MBA)
  • Pass Your
    Nurse management certification exam through the American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Become a
    Certified Nurse Manager

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory care centers
    • Long-term care centers

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $51K - $73K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You’ll be qualified for positions like: patient care unit coordinators, nurse case managers, senior managers, nurse unit managers and assistant nurse managers.

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