DNS-CT Course - Essential Business Skills for the Nurse Leader

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Upon completion of the Essential Business Skills for the Nurse Leader course, the participant will be able to:

  • Implement an effective strategic planning process;
  • Utilize principles of fiscal management and departmental budgeting;
  • Describe how post-acute care is impacted by the current healthcare environment;
  • Apply principles of informatics and technology management to LTC;
  • Identify strategies for marketing and public relations for the nursing department;
  • Detail the components of contingency planning for emergency management;
  • Promote professional development strategies to enhance the nursing profession.

The course was edited by Marianna Kern Grachek, MSN, RN, NHA, FACHCA, DNS-CT.

Chapters were written by:

  • Joanne L. Smikle, PhD
  • J. Scott Hale, MBA
  • Amy Stewart, BSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA
  • John F. Sheridan, MHSA
  • CC Andrews, MS
  • Linda Winston, MSN, RN, BS, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-CT
  • Marianna Kern Grachek, MSN, RN, NHA, FACHCA, DNS-CT
  • Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA

5.38 contact hours will be awarded for this continuing nursing education activity. Learners must complete the entire education activity and associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until March 15, 2026.

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