Nursing administrators manage the operations of a heath care facility's nursing staff. You may participate in the recruiting, training, or day-to-day management of a team of nurses and nursing assistants. Other professional administrators focus their careers in nursing home administration. You need extensive nursing experience to advance to the top administration roles in most health care organizations.
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As few as 20 months
Nursing@Simmons enables Registered Nurses to earn an MSN online from Simmons College and prepare to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in as few as 20 months.
- MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
- RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
With the intentional structuring of the curricula in the caring science based upon the work of nurse theorist Dr. Jean Watson, our faculty are here to support you on your journey to academic and professional success, and inspire you to BE COMPASSIONATE as you provide nursing care to patients and their families. The Nevada State College School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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Preparing for a Career in Nursing Administration
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that nurses and other health services managers advance to leadership roles by combining practical experience with the completion of an advanced degree or management certificate. Staff promotions are common. Some hospitals and health care facilities provide educational assistance or scholarships to qualified nursing administration candidates. Your administrator career can include employment with hospitals, nursing care corporations, clinics, or with medical consulting companies.
Nursing Administration Education Requirements
Nurses can advance to administration roles by completing a registered nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, or by graduating from a master's degree program in nursing administration or health care management. Top administrators can elect to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in management or business with a health care orientation.
Salary Range and Job Outlook for Nursing Administrators
According to the BLS, jobs for health services managers are expected to grow by 16 percent during the 2008--2018 decade. Opportunities will be good for job applicants with business management skills and health care experience, especially for professionals with experience in large hospitals.
The median 2008 wage for medical and health services managers was $80,240 with the top 10% earning $137,800.