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How do you become a nurse manager?


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David’s Answer

Since nurse managers must supervise other nurses, natural leaders and those who enjoy helping others succeed are well-suited for the role. Having experience in a wide variety of nursing styles is also a good trait to have, as nurse management positions may open up in any number of nursing units. Strong leadership skills, excellent communication, and an interest in the business side of nursing are must-haves for this career path.

In order to become a nurse manager, an individual must first attend an accredited university or college and graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). The nurse must pass a board exam called the NCLEX-RN to receive a nursing license.

After this has been completed, the nurse must obtain experience in the form of direct patient care, ideally in an acute care setting such as a hospital. Length of experience is variable, though many employers will require at least 5 years' experience for this type of role. Many nurse manager positions promote and hire from within the staff nurses if there is interest.

The next step in this process is to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Master's in Healthcare or Business Administration (MHA/MBA). For some nurse manager positions, this step is optional, though highly desired

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kathy’s Answer

Nurse managers are almost always promoted from staff nursing positions. Staff nurses that show strong leadership and communication skills are often given the chance to move into Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager positions. From there, a subset are promoted to Director. If you are interested in a nursing Administrative role, you will likely need a Master's Degree. Some pursue Masters or Doctorates in Nursing Leadership

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Victor’s Answer

Clinical experience, communication skills, initiative and masters degree will increase your chances. It's not a guarantee of course and it is an effort that does not happen overnight.

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Juan Francisco’s Answer

First be a nurse and then you need some studies related with healthcare managing, people managing and something related with procedures implementation. Maybe no formal postgraduate studies but you will need that skills

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