What Is a Nurse Manager?

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A nurse manager is essentially the go-to nurse at the site, whether that be at a nursing home or hospital. Learn how to find out what appointments are scheduled from a nurse manager with help from a board-licensed practical nurse in this free video on nursing and becoming a nurse.

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Being a nurse manager is a very important job and is a big thing in most health facilities. I'm Dan Carlson, I'm a nurse and I'm going to tell you what is a nurse manager. Well a nurse manager is basically, your go-to nurse on a site. Usually it's not more than one site, it's usually one site of a facility; whether it'd be a nursing home or a hospital. There are a lot of, they take care of the personnel, the health care going on there and basically all the care that revolves around that site goes through them.They're the ones that need to know what's going on, what appointments are scheduled, what labs are needed to be done, what documentations needs to be done. They are the go-to person on that, on that clinical site. Nursing supervisor usually takes care of more than one site as a nurse manager is in charge of just that site. You'll find them in the hospitals, in nursing homes taking care of all sort of things, everywhere they need to be. Usually they're consider like an administrator, if, if nothing else. Nursing managers are very important and it's very, very high demand job. You need to know what you're doing. Usually only RNs with PSNs or MSNs you'll find in a nursing manager position. I'm Dan Carlson. Thank you very much.

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