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Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Careers

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Careers

Create a clear organizational path to better patient outcomes.

Get ready to improve patient care through superior management of nursing units and organizations. The Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization of our online Master of Science in Nursing program provides you with the administrative and organizational skills to manage the challenges of one of the most complex industries in the world.

These factors, plus a rapidly aging U.S. population has led to a demand for nurses with the expertise to deconstruct and analyze complicated information to improve processes that ultimately lead to better patient outcomes. Nurses in nursing management and executive leadership roles may:

  • Establish and detail administrative processes for the nursing team.
  • Arrange and support professional development opportunities among the nursing staff.
  • Manage finances and budgets.
  • Ensure that nursing practice and procedures meet professional, legal, and ethical standards.
  • Promote clear communication among the nursing team and other health care professionals.
  • Identify and implement appropriate technologies into nursing care.

The demand for medical and health services managers (a category that can include nurse managers and administrators) is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, with a median annual wage of $88,580.1 Specific nursing administrator positions include nurse manager, nursing director, and chief nursing officer, with a median annual wage of $75,263, $79,075 and $108,923 respectively.2

The highest areas of employment for nurses with this specialty are:

  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Hospitals
  • Home health care services
  • Physician practices
  • Sub-acute and long-term care facilities

Find out more about the Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization of the online Master of Science in Nursing, a leader among online graduate nursing programs. Request more information about the online graduate nursing programs at SHU or call 877-791-7181 to speak with an admissions adviser.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited Sept. 23, 2014).

2 Payscale.com, http://www.payscale.com/ (visited Nov. 14, 2014).

3Nursing Administrator Salary and Job Growth, http://www.allnursingschools.com/nursing-careers/nurse-leadership-administration/salary (visited Sept. 23, 2014).o