February 16, 2022

Upending stereotypes of nursing operational priorities, abilities

By: Shawn Sefton, MBA, BSN, RN

Prior to the advent of nurses in operational leadership roles, operational decisions in healthcare were made by financial and business executives, as well as physicians, without full and adequate input from nursing. Today, nurses have earned their place at the management table as a vital part of the outcomes of patients and to the optimal performance of healthcare institutions. Still, the feeling that nurses understand patient care but do not understand business can still persist at times.

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