Financial education for future nurse leaders

Nurse Leader 08/2004; 2(4):40-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.mnl.2004.07.003

ABSTRACT Peter Drucker, management guru, poses two questions: “What's your business?” and “How's business?” To respond, students in graduate nursing programs are learning the business of health care. Graduate nursing students studying to become nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, or nurse administrators in one graduate program in south central Texas all share a common need for graduate financial education. Integrated clinical and business decision-making in today's health care financial environment requires nurses to have specialized financial knowledge, skills, and abilities. No one knows that better than nurse managers and executives.

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