We calculated that 15% of Nurse Managers are proficient in RN, Patient Care, and Health Care. They’re also known for soft skills such as Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, and Leadership skills.
We break down the percentage of Nurse Managers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
Most nurse managers list "rn," "patient care," and "health care" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important nurse manager responsibilities here: Arguably the most important personality trait for a nurse manager to have happens to be analytical skills. An example from a resume said this about the skill, "medical and health services managers must understand and follow current regulations and adapt to new laws." Additionally, other resumes have pointed out that nurse managers can use analytical skills to "analyzed hospital compliance with standards established by accrediting organizations (jcaho and carf) including national patient safety goals. " Another trait important for fulfilling nurse manager duties is interpersonal skills. According to a nurse manager resume, "medical and health services managers discuss staffing problems and patient information with other professionals, such as physicians and health insurance representatives." Here's an example of how nurse managers are able to utilize interpersonal skills: "develop interpersonal communication strengths to establish rapport and build trust with patients and families and staff members. " Nurse managers are also known for leadership skills, which can be critical when it comes to performing their duties. An example of why this skill is important is shown by this snippet that we found in a nurse manager resume: "these managers are often responsible for finding creative solutions to staffing or other administrative problems" We also found this resume example that details how this skill is put to the test: "delivered proficient leadership in medical teamwork, medication administration, and adult health. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "technical skills" is important to completing nurse manager responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way nurse managers use this skill: "medical and health services managers must stay up to date with advances in healthcare technology and data analytics" Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical nurse manager tasks: "provided clinical and technical support for staff members. " Another common skill for a nurse manager to be able to utilize is "communication skills." These managers must effectively communicate policies and procedures to other health professionals and ensure their staff’s compliance with new laws and regulations. A nurse manager demonstrated the need for this skill by putting this on their resume: "served on jcaho advisory committee, documentation task force, telecommunications task force, competency task force and quality management team. " Another skill commonly found on nurse manager resumes is "detail oriented." This description of the skill was found on several nurse manager resumes: "medical and health services managers must pay attention to detail" Here's an example from a resume of how this skill could fit into the day-to-day nurse manager responsibilities: "prepared for jcaho audits via detailed documentation reviews and environmental safety assessments. "
See the full list of nurse manager skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a nurse manager. We found that 44.7% of nurse managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most nurse managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six nurse managers were not college graduates.
Those nurse managers who do attend college, typically earn either nursing degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for nurse managers include nursing science degrees or health care administration degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a nurse manager. We've found that most nurse manager resumes include experience from Anthem, BAYADA Home Health Care, and Hca Hospital Services Of San Diego. Of recent, Anthem had 299 positions open for nurse managers. Meanwhile, there are 73 job openings at BAYADA Home Health Care and 33 at Hca Hospital Services Of San Diego.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, nurse managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at trustaff, Methodist Hospital, and DaVita. Take trustaff for example. The median nurse manager salary is $114,083. At Methodist Hospital, nurse managers earn an average of $111,607, while the average at DaVita is $110,841. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on nurse manager salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire nurse managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, The Children's Hospital Corporation, and University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.