Nurse Managers



Nurse managers are experienced health care professionals who manage the operations of services and personnel in medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, community health programs, institutions, and other places where health care is provided. Their responsibilities vary depending on their position and place of employment. They may be in charge of hiring and firing their staff, as well as evaluating their performance. They are usually responsible for maintaining patient and departmental records, including government and insurance do...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree



Several years' experience as a registered nurse



Business Management


Personality Traits



Educational background, experience, responsibilities, and geographic location determine earnings as a nurse manager.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, registered nurses working at hospitals had a median annual income of $73,300 in 2019. The lowest paid 10 percent of all registered nurses earned less than $52,080 per year. The highest paid 10 percent made more than $111,220. Nurs...

Work Environment

Nurse managers can work in any number of health care facilities including doctor's offices, medical clinics, hospitals, institutions, and nursing homes, as well as other medical facilities. Most health care environments are clean and well lighted. Inner-city facilities in economically distressed areas may be in less than desirable locations, and safety may be an issue.

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Nursing specialties will be in great demand in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for all types of registered nurses and medical and health service managers will grow by 18 percent, much faster than the average, through 2028. This demand is due to the aging baby boomer population and also recent changes in health care, which will make services available to a large...

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