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10 Traits of Highly Effective Nurse Administrators

by Tera Tuten on October 2, 2012

Nurse Administrators

Nursing school can lead to hundreds of different types jobs and dozens of careers, including the challenging and higher-paying ($60,000 for entry-level head-nurse jobs to more than $150,000 for executive manager positions) avenue of nursing administration.

Most new nurse administrators begin as department managers or staff supervisors and can seek to work-up to becoming department heads or assistant administrators.

Eventually, such professionals may even become administrators or chief executive officer of a facility.

Sure he or she needs to be a confident and decisive communicator, organizer, and consensus-builder with a vast knowledge of nursing science and professional nursing in-practice.

But there’s more.

Whether you’re looking to go through college at the graduate level in hopes of becoming a nurse administrator or looking to do so through retraining, here below are a few traits to aspire to. [click to continue…]