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Nursing management positions direct, plan, and coordinate the efforts of their staff to provide the proper health care to their patients. Depending on the employer, they may be in charge of a specific department or a entire health care facility or system. Nurse management jobs will become increasingly necessary for health care establishments since the integration of health care delivery systems, technological innovations, a more complex regulatory environment, restructuring of work, and a increased focus on preventative care will bring forth evolve the structure of health care.

Many employers consider a master's degree the standard requirement for education for a nurse management. A master's in health services administration, long term care administration, health sciences, public health, public administration, or business administration are all favorable areas of specialization. All States require their nurse administrators to be properly licensed by having at least a bachelor's degree, pass an examination, complete continuing education, and finish a State approved training program.

In 2006 there was around 262,000 nurses management positions in 2006 with 37 percent employed within hospitals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 16 percent increase in employment from 2006 to 2016. This rate will be faster than the national average for all occupations. Despite hospitals employing the most health care managers, practitioner's offices will see the fastest growth in employment along with home health care agencies. Management companies will also continue seek qualified professionals to work for hospitals and other organizations. Job prospects are expected to be good particularly for professionals with previous experience.

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