RN Managers are critical players in a high functioning hospital environment. They must oversee a large number of nurses and ensure that the daily functions of the hospital are being performed smoothly, accurately and efficiently. Registered nurses, or RNs, are often helpful and dedicated individuals who find themselves in thankless positions. They must often work long and grueling hours for a much lower pay grade than their physician counterparts. However, they almost always work just as hard at tasks that are as important as those completed by licensed physicians.
Across the country, RN Managers are finding themselves with a variety of crucial jobs that as often require financial and managerial skills as well as nursing skills. Unfortunately, many nurses who are promoted to this position have not taken any courses that will help to develop these non-medical skills. Often, RNs who hope to one day be promoted to managerial positions will prepare for this advancement with continuing education courses in Management, Finances, Business, and Communication. All of these skills are important in a good Manager. Just like the manager of a business, a nurse manager is directly in charge of the structure of the nursing staff at a hospital.