A Day in the Life of a Nursing Executive

Nurse executive meeting with hospital staff
Nurse executive meeting with hospital staff

Recently, The Guardian covered a series on a day in the life of different health care workers. Here’s an excerpt from its coverage on real-world responsibilities of chief nursing officers:

  • Check the bed state
  • See staff about their services
  • Plan new initiatives
  • Check that the facilities are clean
  • Review the standards of care
  • Talk to patients and their relatives
  • Meet with ward nursing leaders
  • Work with local universities to make sure programs reflect skills needed in a nurse
  • Design and manage patient care, including reviewing evidence and providing direction on fall prevention, ways to improve patient sleep and more
  • Create and review health care facility budgets

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